Why you Should Repair your Windscreen before Selling your Car

If you’re planning on selling your car, a damaged windscreen can affect the process and how much you’ll get for the vehicle. A professional should always repair chips, cracks or other damage before the sale – it can save you money and hassle down the track.

Sell your car faster

Fixing any damage makes sense so that the sale of your car is as quick as possible. Damage to visible areas of the vehicle may make buyers feel as though there might be other damage to the car they can’t see. You’re also likely to have a tough time getting a prospective buyer behind the wheel if the windscreen is damaged. Save yourself a drawn-out process by having it fixed or replaced and ensuring the safety of everyone.

Save yourself money

While it feels counter-intuitive to spend money before you sell your vehicle, making it safe for the buyer by ensuring the windows and windscreen are in good condition means you’re less likely to get lowballed. The price of fixing or replacing windscreens is very likely to be made back by selling your car in excellent condition to a happy buyer. On the other hand, not repairing it can mean so much gets knocked off your asking price; it may have been better to repair or replace anyway.

Consider your options

It’s always worth checking if your car insurance covers you for windscreen repairs or replacement. In many comprehensive policies, there is cover for damage to windows and screens, although it’s always worth checking the excess price before making a claim, which can be more than the repairs might cost.

Safety First

The most important thing to consider in terms of windscreen repairs and replacements is the safety of the driver and passengers – whether that’s you or a prospective buyer. It’s always worth getting in touch with us if you have any damage so we can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and make sure you get the best price when you sell it.


Give us a call on 0432 013 969. One of our experienced technicians will help assess how to take care of your windscreen best.


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