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    windscreen chip

    I got a windscreen chip measuring 4mm x 2mm and has grazed the top layer of glass, but no more. Autoglass say leave it as it's insignificant, but to keep an eye on things. Has anyone on here had similar and do you agree with Autoglass?

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    just get it filled!
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    Sometimes they can fail MOT's depending if there in a certain point of your vision, but too be on the safe side get it repaired at least, as they can crack anytime, and thats the last thing you want when driving along..
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    On the other hand, tell them to far-cough!

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    Have AutoGlass seen the damage in person? If so then I'd accept their comment - if it were in need of repair they'd have happily taken your money.

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    to be honest, a chip needs to be bigger than 10mm across, based on it being circle, to fail an MOT. even then it needs to be within a certain "zone" which is the drivers side, in the line of vision.

    if it is on the passenger side, i believe it can be anything up to 40mm before an MOT tester would consider it a fail

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    just keep an eye on it though. have a chip on my windscreen which happened in january, couple of weeks later it was repaired, but cracked slightly, a week or 2 after i had it filled, and since has been fine, but have been advised to keep an eye on it!
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    I had a chip repaired at our local supermarket by Autoglass cleared by the insurance just like the ad on tv says, 2 months later it cracked in 2 places radiating from the repair.

    After a short phone call to their customer services my van went in for a replacement screen with all costs met by autoglass.

    well pleased.

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    If that happened to me Diesel, i'd be well pleased. Autoglass in Aberdeen just wouldn't entertain my chip. And i can do without the £50 excess for a new screen. Having said that, my no claims would not be affected either way.

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