National Windscreens in the UK, who along with Mr Windscreen are members of the Automotive Glass Network (AGE), recently published a survey in conjunction with Insurance Post on the subject of ADAS and insurers.
You might be wondering what your damaged windscreen has to do with good environmental practice, but the heading above spells it out – often repair rather than replacement is the answer, saving you money and at the same time saving the planet valuable resources.
Something that sets Mr Windscreen apart from many windscreen repair and replacement providers is its membership of AGE (Automotive Glass Europe®), a network of 1550 outlets in 20 countries, which has just announced its first Serbian member.
Mr Windscreen welcomes the recent publication by Thatcham of the UK Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) for the safe repair of ADAS-equipped vehicles. These requirements are demanded by over 30 major insurance companies.
A windscreen is a windscreen, right? It’s there to see through and that’s it, right? Wrong. For some years now, the humble windscreen has been at the heart of what we call Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Safety features such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance all depend on ADAS technology, and, in turn, on that windscreen.
For most of us, the easing of travel restrictions signals a return to a normal of sorts, and for many that means a return to gain employment for that car which has been in the driveway since early March. That in turn will turn our attention to our annual car service which we may have put off over the crisis.
Like all businesses providing essential services, at Mr Windscreen we are delighted to be able to open our doors again. Over the past 2 months our activity has been limited to ensuring emergency services and frontline needs for windscreen replacement and repair were looked after. Now we can serve all motorists.
Chances are you’re using the car a lot less during the lockdown – and if your parents are over 70 they shouldn’t be using theirs at all during their ‘cocooning’. While that means lower fuel bills and less wear and tear, there can be downsides to leaving a car unused for a long period of time.
Mr Windscreen was a finalist in the category “Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year” for the 2020 Irish Motor Industry Awards, run by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Bank of Ireland.
Mr Windscreen has been short-listed in the category “Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year” for the Irish Motor Industry Awards, run by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Bank of Ireland.