Why is Replacing a Car’s Windscreen Much More Complicated Than It Used to Be?

D & C Auto Glass had been replacing and repairing Car windscreens for a really long time. In the last 30 years, things have changed, especially with the technology in cars and car repair.

If you’re in the market for a new windscreen for your car, you may be in for a surprise. It used to be that replacing an old and dangerous car windscreen was a relatively simple process. However, these days it’s much more complicated.

Here we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why replacement has become more difficult, and what you can do to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

New technology used in cars is also in windscreens

One of the reasons why replacing a damaged car windscreen has become more complicated is because of the new technology that’s been incorporated into cars over the past few years. Many newer models are now Audi equipped with sensors and other electronic components that can be damaged if not handled properly. So if you’re windscreen is on a newer model car, it’s important to make sure the right tools and procedures are used to avoid damaging these expensive components.

If you have a look at the photo below, you can see some of the technology of the 2020 Audi Q3 windscreen. It’s not just a mirror up there!
This was a supply and installation by D & C auto Glass of a genuine 2020 Audi Q3 windscreen with a camera and rain sensor. It was installed and calibrated for our client.

Changes in windscreen size and shape

One reason why replacing a car windscreen has become more complicated is because of the changes in size and shape of front windscreens that have occurred over the past few years. These days, windscreens come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, which can make it difficult to find one that’s an exact match for your car. And even if you do find an exact match, it’s still important to make sure it’s installed properly to avoid any leaks or other problems.

Type of glass used in windscreens

Another factor that can complicate replacement is the type of glass used in modern windscreens. Most cars now have laminated glass, which is made up of two layers of glass with a thin layer of plastic sandwiched in between. This type of glass is much more resistant to breaking than traditional window glass, but it’s also much more difficult to replace.


Specialist tools are needed to replace windscreens correctly

Replacing a car windscreen has become more complicated because specialised tools are now required to do the job correctly. You can’t just use ordinary household tools. These days you’ll need to use specialist tools that are designed specifically for the task. If you don’t have the right tools, you run the risk of damaging your windscreen or causing it to leak. So if you’re not sure what tools you need, it’s always best to ask a professional like D & C Auto Glass for help.

Your car is not a common model

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have an older or less common car model, you may have difficulty finding a replacement windscreen. It may be difficult to source a replacement yourself, but this is what we do every day! There are more types of cars than ever before. Even if you have an older or less common model, it’s likely that we’ll be able to source a replacement windscreen for you.

At D & C Auto Glass, we understand that replacing a car windscreen can be a complicated and stressful process. But with our years of experience and expertise, we can make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. So if you’re in need of a new windscreen, give us a call today! We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect replacement.