Driving at any time is a risk – changing weather conditions, excess traffic, roadworks and tired drivers can all add to the risk you face every time you get out on the road. However, one of the biggest dangers we face when we drive to work or take our family on a holiday is the…

As car owners, we tend to think about protecting our paintwork and the fabric covering the seats, while protecting the windscreen is so far down the list, it tends to fall off. But your windscreen plays an important role in keeping you safe on the road, so it is well worth your care and attention….

mobile windscreen repair perth

Never take a chance with your windscreen. It’s not just there to keep you dry or to stop the breeze from messing with your hair.  It provides important structural support to the vehicle and if you drive with a damaged windscreen, you could be compromising everyone’s safety. To make sure your windscreen is in good…

Spotted a crack or a chip in your windscreen and sitting there thinking it’s an easy fix and nothing to worry about for the moment? Jotting it down on your to do list and get around to it later? It’s time to think again. Your windscreen is extremely important in keeping you and your family…

mobile windscreen repair perth

Most days, we just hop in our cars and off we go. We don’t worry about our windscreens as long as we can see clearly out of them, because generally there is no need to worry about them. But there are some circumstances where you need to have your windscreen replaced or repaired quickly to…

It’s not something we think about as we are driving around doing our shopping or taking the kids to school or sports, but whether our windscreens meet Australian Standards is really important in keeping you and your family safe on the roads. Your windscreen has four main functions within the car, all of them important:…

windscreen cleaner

Are you sick of buying windscreen cleaner that just doesn’t work? Cleaning products for your car can be quite costly, especially if you have to keep buying products that don’t do what they say they will. Have you ever thought about making your own car cleaning products? Making your own car cleaning products is relatively…

cracked windscreen

Ever had a cracked windscreen and wondered if it is still safe to drive or if you might be driving illegally? And even if it is legal, should you do it? Let’s get to that second question later. Firstly, what is and isn’t legal to drive with depends on the type of damage the windscreen…

Keeping your car’s windscreen clean is one of the most important things you can do to keep you safe on the road.  It’s a simple job and doesn’t take long, yet it’s surprising how few of us do it on a regular basis. Here are seven simple steps to a crystal clear windscreen: Park your…

repairing windscreen

Getting your windscreen replaced hasn’t always been this easy. Car designs and automotive technology have changed enormously over the past few decades – including the installation methods of windscreen glass.  Windscreen construction has also come a long way in recent years and the introduction of things like built-in rain sensing technology has impacted on the…

repair windscreen cracks

When your windscreen is damaged, the perceived inconvenience of getting it fixed is actually the least of your worries.  Apart from the fact that having a windscreen repaired or replaced is actually really quick, easy and surprisingly affordable (and can be done on your own premises), you need to be aware that there are many …

Protect your windscreen

If you’ve just had your windscreen replaced, you really don’t want to have to go through the whole process again in a hurry – especially if the damage wasn’t your fault. Your windscreen is also more than a glass screen.  It plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity of the car, protecting you…

Windscreen Repair vs Windscreen Replacement

When it comes to making a decision whether to repair or replace your vehicle’s windscreen, you need to listen to the professionals. That’s because windscreen damage can be deceptive – and what you may think is merely a minor nuisance may actually be much a more serious problem. In fact, there’s nothing ‘minor’ about a…

Windscreen replacement insurance

When it comes to a damaged windscreen, ‘not bad’ can quickly become ‘deadly serious.’ A tiny chip or crack may seem harmless and a lot of people tend to ignore these, but there’s always the risk of minor windscreen damage escalating into a major issue.    Things like temperature changes, water, vibrations and dust can all…

windscreen safety

If the police issue you with a fine for driving around with a damaged windscreen, don’t be angry.   Be grateful. Contrary to what many people think, a damaged windscreen isn’t just an inconvenience.  It’s not something to be taken lightly.  Or ignored.  The police know what a critical role the windscreen plays in protecting you,…

repair windscreen cracks

Did you know that the intense heat of summer isn’t the only reason why windscreen cracks worsen in summer?  Temperature change is another culprit. That’s because the combination of intense heat, direct sunlight and what we humans do to cool our cars down is hugely problematic for windscreens that are damaged.  Even the smallest chip…

mobile windscreen repair perth

You shouldn’t ignore a chip or crack in your vehicle’s windscreen – even if you think it’s tiny and insignificant. That’s because any damage to the glass could compromise the safety features and structural integrity of your windscreen, putting you, your passengers and other road users at risk. As dramatic as that sounds – it’s…

Protect your windscreen

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…

windscreen repair

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…

Incorrectly fitted windscreens are dangerous and if you’re concerned about your own safety and the safety of your passengers, you should read this. Most of us tend to think that the only time that windscreen safety may be compromised is when they’re cracked or chipped or when they’re so dirty that visibility is impaired –…

There’s nothing quite like a roadtrip. You can stop as often as you like, pack as much as your car boot can hold, and make spontaneous detours to see sights along the way. But when you take the kids with you, road trips require a little more planning to make sure everyone has a good…

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…

Windscreen chips or cracks can happen for a variety of reasons. Gravel, sand or flying pebbles might be flicked up by trucks on a highway and hit your windscreen. You might encounter debris on the road, or you may run into a bird or a large bug. Whatever the cause, driving with a chipped or…

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…

Love them or loathe them, tinted car windows are a modern reality and it seems there is more to these shady shields that meets the eye. Following the launch of the first window tint from 3M in 1966, new technologies have continually been developed and there is now a wide range of advanced products to…

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…

The sun low on the horizon. Swirling mist playing tricks with visibility. An unfamiliar road. Oncoming traffic. And a grubby windscreen that only gets worse as you desperately swipe at it with the back of your hand, an old tissue or a stray jumper. We all know that feeling of rising panic that comes with…

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…

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