Cost of windscreen repairs increases for UK drivers

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Post Office Car Insurance recommends simple tips for windscreen maintenance

Recent research has found that the cost of replacing a windscreen has increased by 68 per cent in the past 10 years . In light of these statistics, Post Office Car Insurance is offering tips for UK motorists on how to look after their windscreens and potentially protect against unnecessary windscreen damage.

Post Office Car Insurance advises drivers that if they notice a chip in the windscreen, they should deal with it immediately. Failure to do so could result in a chip developing into a much larger crack so Post Office Car Insurance is reminding drivers that cracks and chips in the driver’s field of vision can result in a vehicle failing the annual MOT test.

Post Office Car Insurance also recommends that drivers should consider regularly replacing wiper blades, so that damaged blades do not harm the windscreen. Post Office Car Insurance advises that windscreen wipers should be checked regularly and replaced at least annually or more often if you cover a high mileage. For example, a vehicle driven more than 18,000 miles a year should have its wiper blades replaced every six months .

The Post Office’s comprehensive car insurance policy covers drivers for accidental damage to their car, including windscreen and windows car insurance cover .

Post Office Car Insurance suggests that by just taking a few simple steps, drivers can guard themselves against windscreen damage, which could prevent a car insurance claim further down the line.

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