Windscreen Replacement Specialists Please.
Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:00 PM
I refitted the cat tonight so I can put the Exige through its MoT next week. Going out for a post cat drive, I noted a crack about 8" long in the lower right hand corner of the windscreen (right across the middle of my MLOC sticker incidentally)! I'm absolutely crestfallen (to be polite about it) and think it could be Russ's Karma getting me back for going to park with the other S1 Exiges at Chatsworth!
I've only heard horror stories about windscreen replacements, and believe the clam will need to come off to do a "proper job". If that's the case, a driving lamp could use replacement, and the towing plinth looks a bit sorry for itself too.
So who am I taking it to? Who can I trust not to fudge it up, scratch or damage the bodywork? I live in North Lincs, and the closer to me the better really. Over to the ever helpful MLOC peeps....
Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:28 AM
Just claim off your insurance and get a new mloc sticker.
Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:02 AM
I would agree with Steve, I had Autoglass put a new screen in mine. It had to be done in one of their branches, rather than mobile, as they class it as a specialist job and it needs to be done by their top fitters, but they did an excellent job on mine and really took care of the car.
Ironically I have also dealt with kwikfit with my car (for tyres of course!) in the past and I have found that when they get one of these in they tend to treat them with care because they are not a run of the mill car, however, I suspect many will have their horror stories as well.
Posted 06 September 2014 - 10:19 PM
Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:35 AM
Can't believe reis only cover £400 (£500 less £100xs) of screen, that wouldn't cover the cost of most screens fitted by the big/approved companies.
Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:50 AM
Posted 08 September 2014 - 12:01 AM
If so get some quotes from local independants (they are who main dealers including lotus dealers usually use) assuming they come in below £500 complain to the insurer and request they refund you the sum you topped up by.
Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:56 PM
I hope all goes well with the repair Kurt.
Edited by russelld, 08 September 2014 - 02:59 PM.
Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:36 PM
They had a look and confirmed it wouldn't! Then they said that they'd be taking the roof off or could I do it? I wished them luck with that, showing them the rear clam attachment fittings
When we initially chatted on the phone, I did ask if they knew the car, and the chap at the other end said,"Sure, we've done a few of those). That in itself set the alarm bells ringing, but you've got to trust people sometimes.
I'm going back in a week to try again...
Edited by KurtB, 11 September 2014 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:02 PM
When we initially chatted on the phone, I did ask if they knew the car, and the chap at the other end said,"Sure, we've done a few of those).
LOL! Yeah, right...
Posted 11 September 2014 - 09:23 PM
Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:59 PM
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