I have now officially buggered the windscreen on my new 155.. this is the 2nd I wreck in the space of 3 months on two different cars Are Alfa's windscreens made of chocolate??? I keep a pretty generous distance from the guys in front and take jolly good care of it but I keep on cracking them as if the car is twisting too much and stressing the screen to buggery! Could it be the way I chuck the car into corners???
My questions to you are:
1. Has this happened to anyone else?
2. What glass does Autoglass & Co use to replace windscreens; are these OE parts or their own brand?
3. Does anyone else have blue tinted glass as opposed to the more common green? I kind of see this as being a problem since I expect Autoglass will probably come round with some green stuff!
4. Do insurance companies do this for a set price and if so will it affect my NCB?
I had mine changed in April, it cost me £60 from Autoglass through the insurance, and I just recieved a Quote for renewal and it only went up by £4. So I guess it doesn't affect my NCD.
BTW I had the screen changed because the oik that put in the screen I bought the car with had caught the edge of the screen surround and I had the roof sprayed because of rust. The previous screen was fitted by RAC Autowindscreens and according to the fitter they use their own glass which is thinner than O.E spec, and not tinted either...
Just had a chat with the insurance company; this confirms what you lot have said although they seem to have forwarded my repair request to a company called NATIONAL WINDSCREENS. Questions are:
1. Is it as per accident damage as in I can actually use who I want and not who the insurance wants me to use
2. Has anyone heard of this company before or had dealings with them? Are they recommendable over AUTOGLASS?
I really can't be ars@ed fighting over glass replacement and thus want to get it right first time. Your help with this matter is very much appreciated.