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It’s never a good idea to ignore a chipped windscreen. A small chip or crack on your car’s windscreen might not look serious at first, but the reality is that there are many factors that can cause the damage to spread.  A small problem can quickly escalate into a major one which necessitates a more…

We often admire a vehicle for its good looks, rugged performance, enviable emblem and its powerful engine but how often do we remark on one of its most important aspects – the windscreen? The windscreen is the one part of the vehicle that we see the most of but probably pay the least attention to…

There are many different types of windscreen cracks, most of which happen when an object hits the glass. However, many people aren’t aware that there’s actually another type of crack which occurs without anything impacting the windscreen.   This is called a stress crack and whilst it may seem that these occur spontaneously, there is always…

The onset of winter necessitates a different approach to the way we go about cleaning (and clearing) our cars’ windscreens. Plummeting temperatures, rain, ice and even snow mean we have to do things differently in order to maintain good visibility and ensure we look after our safety on the roads in winter.  Following a proper…

Anyone who’s ever discovered a chip in their windscreen or heard that sudden sound of something hitting the glass will know that sinking feeling of ‘oh no, please don’t let the damage be serious!’ The truth is – any damage to your car’s windscreen can be serious, even if it is just a tiny chip…

If you are planning a road trip you may be eager to just pack your bags and hit the road, but taking some time to make sure your car is in a good condition can save you a lot of trouble while on the road, and more importantly keep you and your family much safer….

Road worthiness test regulations vary between states and territories in Australia – but if your car had to have a test today, would it pass? Even though vehicle inspections vary across the country and motorists need to be aware of any specific regulations relevant to their location, the examiners are generally all looking for the…

When it comes to car insurance and windscreen repairs and replacement, it’s important to know that all insurers offer something a little different. Some offer free windscreen repairs but not replacements, some don’t charge an excess for repairs done by their approved glaziers whilst others offer optional cover with an extra premium.  The trick is…

The rainy season brings a whole different set of road risks. Poor visibility, slippery surfaces, storm debris and hard-to-spot puddles are just some of the challenges, and if you add a fogged-up windscreen to the mix, wet weather driving can get really tricky. That’s why more and more people are choosing to install rain sensors…

Most of us treat our cars with love and respect.  We service them regularly, wash them, polish them, clean the upholstery, vacuum the carpets, wipe the consoles and clean out any rubbish.   But despite all this TLC, many of us neglect one of the most important components – the windscreen. Your windscreen plays a crucial…

When you think about autoglass, you probably don’t even think about your side windows. Trouble is, side windows can also be damaged but unlike your windscreen, they can’t usually be repaired.  Replacement is generally the only option. There are some fundamental differences between your vehicle’s side windows and the windscreen, so have a read through…

Picking the best drives around Perth and WA is like asking a kid in a candy store to choose a favourite.  It’s impossible.  Some people say that Perth is so beautiful that even their daily drive to work feels like an exotic holiday! Whether you’re after a leisurely Sunday afternoon exploring WA’s pristine coastline, a…

Did you know that it’s easy to keep your car looking like new without spending a fortune on professional car detailers or pricey products? With some basic household items, a bit of time and a little elbow grease, you can have your car looking super clean and shiny and what’s more, by keeping it in…

Any parent knows that keeping your car spotless when you have little ones in the back can feel like an impossible task. Sticky fingers, cracker crumbs and spilled drinks can soon lead to a messy backseat and a build up of small debris in every crevice. Fortunately, there are some tricks for keeping your car…

Hydrophobic products for windscreens aren’t new – but many people still don’t know what they are, how they work and just how useful they can be. Before we get into the details about which are the best hydrophobic products for windscreens, let’s first take a closer look at the technology and how it benefits the…

Breaking down is never fun, but when you have your kids in the car it can be particularly stressful. You can prepare your vehicle as much as possible to prevent mechanical problems, but sometimes breakdowns just happen. Make sure you know what to do when you break down with your kids in the car. Stop…

Summer is the perfect time for family road trips and lazy days at the beach. But the heat, dust, and traffic can all take a toll on your car. Here are our tips for getting your car prepared for the long hot summer. Give your car a good wash Cars can get awfully dirty during…

Any experienced traveler will tell you that a road trip is about the journey, not the destination. In a land as vast and striking as Australia, this couldn’t be more true. We’ve put together our favourite five ocean drives in Australia – they’re perfect for fun family trips, a romantic getaway with your partner, or…

We all know that sinking feeling after hearing the unmistakeable sound of something hitting the windscreen.  It’s horrible.  And then there’s the anxious scramble to see just how bad the damage is. If there is a crack or a chip, you’re faced with the dilemma.  Do you just ignore the damage or do you repair…

Car safety is always important, but once you become a dad, it becomes even more paramount. Having little ones in the backseat means car safety should be top of mind every time you drive. Here are 5 things all dads should know about car safety. Do everything you can to avoid accidents Always make sure…

What do you do when your windscreen mists up?  Desperately turn every knob on your dashboard, hoping for a miracle?  Wipe the glass with your sleeve?  Open the windows slightly? These are usually our first reactions when we’re faced with a foggy windscreen which needs to be sorted out before it becomes a safety hazard…

Travelling around the country as a Grey Nomad can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. Whether you are planning a seasonal trip to the north to evade the winter, a short holiday excursion or are exploring Australia for the foreseeable future, you should plan your travels ahead of time to ensure a smooth and enjoyable…

So you’re ready to sell your car! Whether you’re selling to upgrade, moving away or simply want to buy something different, you want to make sure you can get the best possible return on your asset and ensure that you and the new buyer are satisfied. Practical tips to ensure your car is ready for…

Many would agree that you haven’t truly experienced Australia until you head away from the city and onto its wide open roads that lead to incredible scenery, fascinating history and epic adventures. Are you feeling inspired to get to know this beautiful country a bit better? Start off close to home by exploring the many…

Dusk is one of the most dangerous times to drive, particularly in rural areas or on highways. The fading light at dusk means drivers have to deal with significantly reduced visibility, and we also tend to feel more tired as night approaches. You’re more likely to encounter a drunk driver on the road after sunset,…

Getting your first driver’s license is an exciting milestone for any teen. However it’s important to make sure your teenager understands good car maintenance habits. Many young people forget to do basic checks on their vehicle, or they might be turned off by the cost of maintaining a car. Teaching your teenager proper car maintenance…

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but has anyone ever thought that our cars may actually be more worthy of that title? They’re at our beck and call 24/7.  They always love us back.  They take us anywhere we want to go.  They don’t complain when we leave them exposed to the…

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids entertained on a long road trip? These 9 fun car games are free, almost effortless and perfect for making lengthy trips with the kids feel shorter and much more fun. I spy This guessing game has been popular for many years. Each person gets a chance…

If you’re one of the many people who find machines on four wheels absolutely irresistible, you’ll want to know about when, where and how you can get your fix! So, get out your diaries and make a note of these four fun events on the ‘car’lendar that motor enthusiasts (and their friends and families of…

Who doesn’t love a good road trip? It’s the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while exploring the beautiful landscapes and holiday destinations Australia has to offer. Travelling long distances with your children can be challenging, especially when they become bored or tired. To avoid quarrels, meltdowns and complaints, it’s always a good…

So you’re ready to sell your car! Whether you’re selling to upgrade, moving away or simply want to buy something different, you want to make sure you can get the best possible return on your asset and ensure that you and the new buyer are satisfied. Practical tips to ensure your car is ready for…

When planning for a family holiday, a few things come to mind when writing a “to do” list. Book the accommodation, organise activities, travel insurance and make sure you don’t forget to pack the necessities. One of the last things that comes to mind is when your car was last serviced or that little chip…

It’s the first question that people ask when they get a chip on their vehicle’s windscreen – should I have the chip repaired or should I replace the whole windscreen? It’s a question that is best answered by professionals who with their trained eye, can quickly assess the damage from all angles and make an…

Do you think Australia is over-regulated? There are critics who say that progress and business growth in this country is being hampered by too much red tape, but few can argue that there are some industries where regulation is a good thing – particularly when it comes to protecting consumer interests. The motor vehicle repair…

If you’ve got a chip in your windscreen – even the tiniest little chip – and summer is on its way, don’t wait to get it fixed. Hot weather is one of the worst enemies of a chipped windscreen – and when the temperature starts rising, what seems like an innocuous little chip can quickly…

There are always a million things to sort out before setting off on holiday – and fixing a tiny chip on your car’s windscreen probably doesn’t feature very highly on your ‘to-do’ list.   But it most definitely should – and there are many reasons why. As everyone knows, a tiny chip can usually be repaired…

Western Australia’s economy continues to boom, including in the illegal car repair industry. This is not only taking money from the reputable licensed motor industry, but it’s putting the lives of road users at risk. The amount of red tape and bureaucracy that a country like Australia has isn’t there just to stop people from…

Inattention has been lauded as one of the biggest killers on the road for some time now. The definition of inattention is when your mind leaves what you are doing. Maybe you answer your mobile phone, you sneeze or you just look to find where the lights are to turn them on. Inattention is that…

With the summer upon us, there are many seasonal tasks that need to be performed on your vehicle. For one, you’ll find yourself having to wash it more often as you’ll have far more dead bugs stuck on it than you experienced during the winter time.  Keeping your car clean will prevent the paint from…

Nearly every motorist is aware that every so often they need to check the level of their motor oil, the condition of tyres, wipers and the battery. However, what they don’t realise is that the windscreen is a vital component when it comes to their car. Not only is it an integral part of the…

Most cracks or chips are caused by driving behind big trucks on major roads. A stone flies up from the wheels of the truck and hits the windscreen at force, sometimes chipping it and sometimes cracking it. The windscreen plays an important part when it comes to the structure and strength of a vehicle. With…

Just a quick one today but have you ever wondered how a windscreen is made? Take a look at this informative video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3fAyJrEYo Need a windscreen replacing and need a quote, get in touch with Windscreen Replacement Perth on 0400 200 086.

Does a Windscreen Chip Repair Disappear? I’m often asked whether a windscreen chip repair will completely disappear. The answer is no. The repair will minimise the look of the chip and usually prevents it from spreading further across the windscreen. However, there is no guarantee that the repair will work. However there are still many…

The cracked windscreen can cause a few issues with the police. In fact, it can attract their attention so that they issue you with a Yellow Sticker. This means that you have to take your vehicle to a Vehicle Examination Centre within 14 days of the expiry date of the sticker. You can also visit…

Autoscreens are blogging…welcome to the first post of our blog and please be gentle with us. We aim to provide you with interesting and entertaining information about the world of windscreen repair and replacement. We work throughout the Perth metro area and are well known throughout the automotive industry here. We work with many of…

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