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CRACK IN WINDSCREEN, MOT FAILURE??

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Smith
Joined Jan 2008
140 posts

Hi all, I've got a crack in my windscreen, it's at the bottom on the passenger side about 7 inches long, I'm pretty sure it's an mot failure but thought id see what you guys think, if so, can garages fit 2nd hand screens if i got 1 from breakers, or would i have to go to autoglass or somewhere like that, I need to do it as cheaply as poss, credit crunch has hit me in the nuts, thanks.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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tommytwotanks
Joined Aug 2006
2276 posts

hi, im gonna ask a stupid question, what car are you talking about, and do you know if its one of the bonded/glued types, these need special tools, or a very sharp knife/cutter/blade to remove it,
why dont you ask the tester at a mot station that you will use, about whether it will fail the mot with the crack,

tommy

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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bas saph
Joined Dec 2007
3039 posts

a crack screen equels a structaully unsound vehicle and I would expect it to fail. As tommy says what car ? next up do you have glass cover on insurance. normally £60 or £70 it does not affect your no claims


Always learning

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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tommytwotanks
Joined Aug 2006
2276 posts

could be a third party insurance, or a second car on basic cover bas,

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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Smith
Joined Jan 2008
140 posts

I'm only covered 3rd party fire and theft and don't have windscreen cover unfortunatly, im pretty sure it's the bonded screen, its a 96 escort, i was going to call an autoglass specialist but someone told me they usualy charge in excess of 300 quid so i quickly changed my mind, a stray stone from an oncoming vehicle gave me all this grief the day after i bought the car, believe me i was pretty gutted as i know the windscreen is 1 of the most awkward jobs 2 do, or i would have done it myself.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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bas saph
Joined Dec 2007
3039 posts

96 is bonded. how long till mot due ?


Always learning

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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tommytwotanks
Joined Aug 2006
2276 posts

no need to panic just yet, a quick google search and i found this

http://www.pic-upspares.co.uk/windscreens.htm

so they do exist

or do your own search for your area on the Internet, on bt.com or yell.com for used windscreens or windscreen fitters

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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Smith
Joined Jan 2008
140 posts

MOT is due mid july.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

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bas saph
Joined Dec 2007
3039 posts

ring insurance up and ask if you can add glass cover. cost me £15 somthing plus vat. Cause I only have third party.


Always learning

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

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FACOM MOTORS
Joined Feb 2009
78 posts

hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Your windscreen should pass the mot, if the crack is on the passenger side, aslong as it's not blocking the drivers line of vision.
It should pass

I have a 1997 ford escort, 1.8, 3 door hatchback, i got new screen bout 3yrs ago, cost me 90quid including fittin it.
some company no ones heard of, can't remember there name but im sure you'll find one.

Make sure you have checked out the car before mot, what i do is i go down to a garage and ask for an mot prep, preparing it for mot yeah, so basically they look at it and charge me a tenner, basically they will say whats wrong with it and what needs doing, buying there knowledge, then you know what you gotta do, its cheaper than a retest fee.

Also you can take your car down your local council and they will mot it for you but you have to make an appointment first, this is good because the council men are not on bonus or trying to make money, they just doing there job, so its not very likely you will get done up like a kipper lol

Monday, 15 June 2009

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bas saph
Joined Dec 2007
3039 posts

all this talk of council run mot. never heard of it. is it a new thing their none near me


Always learning

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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fasty
Joined Jun 2007
1791 posts

yes the local council near me will do mot and lancashire county council ambulance in preston will do servicing on private motors
its all about saving money when their garages are not busy

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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FACOM MOTORS
Joined Feb 2009
78 posts

Every council does it i think, if they fix there own vehicles, then they'll do it

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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rock
Joined Aug 2008
40 posts

you will find the mot rules for windscreens here
http://www.ukmot.com/6-1.asp#Text_top

Sunday, 21 June 2009

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