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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 10:55 Thread Starter
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A-class windscreen insurance & stone guard

Wondered if you can buy insurance that is third party, fire & theft - and windscreen cover. Or just windscreen cover by itself. This is rather than full comprehensive.

Also can you get stone guards for screens? Here in Australia you sometimes see motorhomes with a mesh stone guard on the lower part of the screen (below the drivers line of sight). Probably a custom build job I would think.
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Can't help ref the insurance question.

I've had a couple of A class screens replaced and on both occasions the damage was about half way up the screen on the drivers side, don't think the type of guard you suggest would have made much difference

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Many years ago I saved £25 by going TPF instead of Comp.

When my windscreen broke (Renault Trafic) I had to pay £125 for replacement, so not much of a "saving"!

My Aclass screen was replaced 2y ago: £2997.95.

How many years worth of "saving" would I need for TPF to be worthwhile?

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PS For 2h I was insured via AdrianFlux before discovering that ALL of their policies have a max limit of £1500 for windscreens.

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Thatís exactly why I asked if you can either add windscreen cover to any TPF policy, or get it separately.

Usually in Australia (for cars at least) you have to get the much more expensive comprehensive to get windscreen cover, but I did find one TPF that covers windscreens for a small additional amount.

and yes of course a partial guard is not going to protect the whole screen but would cover some. They do look pretty ugly and Iím not sure how much theyíd cut fuel economy. Maybe comprehensive insurance is not that much more than TPF?
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You can add a product called Clearplex which sounds ideal until they tell you it will only last 2 or 3 years and it costs 500 quid to put on the windscreen, er no thanks.
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Might last longer if the vehicle is out of weather (garaged) when not used, but yes expensive. Iíve heard of stuff like that for lights and over painted areas to prevent stone chips. Sounds like cheaper windscreen (not A-class, or insurance is the only option).
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We were insured

Windscreen replaced and the high pitched whistling began

We blamed the door had that replaced to no avail

Now we have waterproof tape surrouding the window

That works to prevent the high pitched scream as the wind hits the windscreen

Wished we had known sooner and could have taken it back to be refitted

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Reading other threads about this often cheaper brand screens are insurance replacements and they don't fit so well, or some screens need to have new rubber with a new screen. If the fitter reuses the rubber this can happen. Saw another person mention loads of cost cutting and numerous attempts in the UK, then went to Germany where they did a great job (don't shoot the messenger) - proper screen and cheaper.
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Not sure about in the EU generally but the difference twixt TPFT & fully comp is minimal for a reason, and not worth taking the cheaper option.
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Maybe because they're not often damaged? More likely stolen or accidentally burnt perhaps?
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