Storm Season is Here

With all the storms and rain we’ve had over the past few weeks it’s now more important that you have a healthy windscreen.

Scratched or damaged windscreens are as bad as having old wiper blades, impairing your vision in heavy rain. It is still important to change your wiper blades regularly, but have a look at your windscreen too.

If it has scratches or lot’s of small pits in it then wiper blades can’t get rid of the water effectively.

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Come and see us at Premier Windscreens for a health check up on your windscreen and we can advise you if you need a new one.

Another thing to keep in mind if you have an older car is leaks. Have you noticed after a storm that you have water in your car or a damp smell?

This could be due to your windscreen not being bonded to the body properly. It may be due to rust under the glass or a fault with the glue bond.

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If there is rust under the windscreen then you need to get the windscreen out, fix the problem, then put your windscreen back in. It may seem like a costly thing for something you can’t see, but it affects the structural strength of your car and could lead to further problems down the track.

If you have a leak, come and see us to get your windscreen water tested to see where the leak is and we can help get you started on the road to fixing it.

** Please note Premier Windscreens can’t fix the rust, this will have to be done by a qualified panel shop.

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No Job Too Big or Too Small

No job is too big or small for Premier Windscreens!

Premier Windscreens replace windscreens from the smallest car to the biggest truck or bus, no problem.

Here are some of the jobs we have done recently so if you have the smallest Smart car or a passenger bus, no problem.

 

 

 

Side Glass Replacement

Not the nicest thing to come back to, a customer of ours brought his near new car in to get a side glass replaced. It had been parked in an underground car park for a short time and when he returned he found this….20170906_085524

 

All for $70 that was in the car, with the damage to the panel, door trim and mirror he is looking at over $5000 to repair. Like I said not a nice thing to come back to, but Premier Windscreens are getting a new window in it and get him back on the road today so he can secure the car and use it while waiting for his insurance to fix the rest.

If you need a side glass replaced call Premier Windscreens 5527 2430.

 

What is a Rain Sensor?

If you have a late model car, there is a good chance it may have some extra bits on the windscreen besides a mirror.

One of them may be a Rain Sensor and if you have called about a replacement windscreen you may have been asked if you have one. Simply put, it is a sensor attached to your windscreen near the mirror that if in the correct setting will detect rain hitting the windscreen and turn on your wipers for you and vary the speed depending on how heavy it is. Also once the rain stops and it detects the windscreen is dry enough it will turn them off for you.

A very handy device, but you are thinking do I need one?

Well if your car originally comes with one then you will have to replace it with one that is the same. This is because they are a part of the car’s electronic system. So if you remove it, it may lead to electrical problems with your car. Another reason is how the mirror fits onto you windscreen, it may be a part of the rain sensor or the cover that goes around it.

If my car doesn’t have one can I fit one now?

Unfortunately you can’t, as your car hasn’t been built with all the accompanying wiring and switches. You might be able to retro fit it, but it would be expensive.

So, after all that, what do they look like. They are found near or with the mirror at the top of the windscreen, sometimes they are in a separate box next to the mirror. sometimes they are under a bigger cover with the mirror. here are some pictures of what they look like.

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Another way is to check the windscreen control stalk and see if it has “AUTO” written on it.

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Last of all if you’re not sure, give us a call or send us a photo a we can let you know.

Premier Windscreens are your premier windscreen replacement company on the Gold Coast.