Existing Windscreen Damage

Have Existing Damage?

Existing damage such as a small chip or crack on your vehicles glass may not seem like a priority, but it can lead to long term headaches and financial burden such as failing a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) inspection.

If unattended, the damage to your windscreen may crack or extend further leading to the entire glass having to be replaced, resulting in a significant increase in cost.

Repair or Replace?

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  • Over 34 years Experience
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What to do when your windscreen is damaged


  1. Stop driving if the defect impedes your driving vision in any way
  2. Contact an Instant Windscreens branch or service centre for the best advice on next steps
  3. Keep the chip protected from dirt, dust or water as contaminants can impede the repair. Temporarily cover with clear tape if possible
  4. Avoid direct sunlight – it can weaken the damaged area
  5. Repair quickly to help avoid a more expensive windscreen replacement
  6. Make sure your auto glazier uses products and procedures in keeping with all New Zealand Standards


  1. Park in direct sunlight or exposure to extreme wind or rain, as it could exacerbate the problem
  2. take advice from anyone who is not an experienced auto glazier
  3. Overuse the air conditioner or defroster.  Minimise this use as much as possible
  4. Drive on bumpy roads or off-road terrain
  5. Visit a carwash or use pressure hoses
  6. Ignore glass on the dask from the chip/crack. If there is, you need to stop driving the car immediately and contact an Instant Windscreens branch or service provider
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Nation Wide
  • 24 Hour 7 Day Service
  • Over 34 years Experience
  • Same Day Service
  • We come to You!

National Warranty

Instant Windscreens offers a non-transferable lifetime guarantee on glass repairs and replacements.  Full details of the coverage of this warranty and associated limitations are available here.

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Instant Windscreens & Tinting

In addition to our many stores nationwide, Instant Windscreens & Tinting are affiliated to a broad network of hundreds of approved service providers to assist our customers in areas that may not have a group store.