How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Windscreen in Wellington?

The cost of replacing a windscreen in Wellington, NZ can vary from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. The wide difference in cost is influenced by factors such as the make and model of vehicle, the age of the vehicle, the type of glass chosen, and the extent of the damage. And for newer vehicles there is also the use of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to consider. Many of these systems include sensors and cameras around the windscreen, making what was once a straightforward process a little more complex.

But at Instant Windscreens we have always designed our windscreen replacement process around both maintaining quality and lowering costs. Whether you drive a truck, coach, bus, van, or family car, and regardless of where you are in New Zealand. In addition to our Wellington branch, we have more than forty branches and authorised service centres across both North and South Island. And you aren’t limited to only visiting a branch to have your windscreen replaced. Our mobile service can have our windscreen technicians come to you to carry out windscreen repairs and replacements any time of the day.

Repair Before You Replace

Except in the case of extensive damage, many windscreen chips and cracks can be repaired without affecting your safety and that of other road users. However, it is important that your windscreen be assessed by professionals, since the size, location, depth, and number of chips and cracks all decide whether repairs are possible. Visit our Wellington branch in Lower Hutt, or request our mobile service, and our technicians will be able to properly advise you and arrange a quote for the cost to repair or replace.

While windscreen repairs are faster, windscreen replacement can take a little more than two hours to complete, including a wait time to ensure the adhesives have properly cured.

Our windscreen technicians recommend replacement when it is the only safe choice!

Taking Care of ADAS

No matter what ADAS technologies your car is equipped with, our technicians always work to ensure they aren’t affected or damaged. This includes the use of mobile diagnostic tools to check for faults before and after the replacement. However, whenever your windscreen is replaced, your vehicle manufacturer recommends the ADAS be calibrated again to ensure all the technology works as intended. Instant Windscreen workshops are equipped to take care of this too. And while it does mean a little extra time before you can drive off again, it is all done with your safety in mind.

Ask for a quote or make a booking

Contact us today so we can check if your windscreen can be repaired or needs to be replaced. In our Wellington branch, or with our mobile service coming to you. When you contact us, we’ll ask you a few specific questions to help us determine if a repair or replacement is needed and can then give you an instant quote and time estimate for the work needed. We also work with all the major insurance companies, so if you have windscreen cover, we can also help with the insurance admin to make your replacement as hassle-free as possible.

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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