If you have a maintenance contract, windscreen repair might be included; however, this is rare. You should check the terms and conditions of your agreement to double-check. If windscreen repair is covered, follow the instructions outlined in your maintenance contract.
If your lease agreement stipulates that you have to cover windscreen repairs yourself, then you will need to organise for a third party to come out and repair the windscreen.
It is a good idea to shop around for a good price, but be aware that the windscreen replacement company may well need to see what damage has been made to the windscreen before fully committing on a price.
Is windscreen damage covered under my car insurance?
When leasing a car, it's the driver's responsibility to arrange their car insurance. Usually, windscreen insurance is only included in the most comprehensive policies, so it's your responsibility to make sure you take out cover with it included.
If it's included in your policy, your insurance provider will recommend a repair company and pay any associated costs.
My windscreen is chipped, what do I do?
The first port of call should be to get it repaired. Although windscreen chips might not seem urgent, leaving them alone could cause further damage.
If windscreen repair is included in your maintenance agreement or car insurance, ring your provider, and they should give you a list of recommended repairers.
If windscreen repair isn't included, you'll have to fix the chip yourself. The average cost of a chipped windscreen in the UK is between £40 - £118, depending on the size of the chip (Checkatrade).
My windscreen is cracked, what do I do?
Windscreen cracks cannot be repaired; they will have to be replaced.
Once again, it's worth checking if replacement is included in your vehicle maintenance contract and car insurance. If they are, follow the instructions outlined in your terms and conditions.
If you don't have replacement cover, you'll have to fix the windscreen yourself. The average cost to replace a windscreen in the UK is between £188 and £1,650, depending on the size of your vehicle and the technology used by the windscreen.