Windscreen Repair Scams

Believe it or not, windscreen repair and replacement scams are pretty common. Many people have no idea about car glass and windscreen repair so it is pretty easy to be taken advantage of. You tend to trust the “specialist” because he seems like he knows what he is talking about, and you do not have a clue, so he must be for real. They will usually target older people, teenagers, and women. That is why it is important to know a bit about your vehicle and how things work. Of course, you do not have to be an expert, and you may not even care to know anything about your windscreen at all. But, in that case, it is best to always get a second or third opinion with a reputable company such as LONDON CAR GLASS REPAIR.

We are licensed, our technicians are certified, and we guarantee all of our workmanship for the lifetime of your vehicle. Here are a few things you need to know about windscreens in order to avoid being scammed:

Parking Lot Creepers

First of all, a reputable windscreen repair technician will not approach you on the street or in a parking lot. If someone comes up to you in a parking lot, your best bet is to keep walking and ignore them because they may be up to no good. If they are telling you that your windscreen is illegal and that you have to get it fixed or you will be reported and get a citation, they are full of you know what. Even if they are right, if they are not an officer of the law handing you a ticket, you should ignore them. Or say thank you and walk away. Real technicians are not found in parking lots and they will not approach you anywhere. A reputable windscreen repair shop, such as LONDON CAR GLASS REPAIR, is the only place you can be sure to find a professional certified technician.

Windscreen Shop Scams

Unfortunately, not all windscreen repair shops are honest and they may have a scam of their own. You may go in with a small chip to get it repaired and they will make up all kinds of fake laws and regulations to get you to believe you need a new windscreen. If your damage is less than 10 inches long and not in your direct line of sight when driving, you can usually get it repaired in less than an hour for less than $100. If they say you need to replace the windscreen, tell them you will come back later, and go to another shop. Make sure the place you go has a good reputation, has been in business for a while, and be sure to get a guarantee.

Insurance Fraud

Some windscreen companies will talk you into getting a new windscreen because they say you need one and your insurance is paying for it so it is free for you. Then they file a false insurance claim telling your insurance that your windscreen was badly damaged so they can get paid for it. This may seem harmless to you, but your insurance payments and deductible may go up, and you will have a blemish on your record with the insurance company.

 We Will Tell You the Truth

We will tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not, and we will encourage you to get other opinions before making any decision. Our work is always 100% necessary and we will never scam you or your insurance company. We also guarantee our work for the lifetime of your car so if anything goes wrong we will fix it free. Call us today at 0800 242 5740 for a free estimate.