With reports of a possible heatwave this month, and following a 15.5% increase in replacements after a warm July last year, Auto Windscreens is forecasting a busy Summer for glass claims.
James Reynolds, Auto Windscreens’ Commercial and Sales Director said:
Last year, the 15.5% increase coincided with the hottest temperatures of the year. It’s widely recognised that cold weather can cause windscreen chips to expand and crack, but heat can also have the same effect.
Our repair vs replacement ratio can fluctuate by +/-5% in a week due to temperature changes. An average glass repair claim is 18% of the cost of a replacement and its carbon impact is negligible compared to installing a new piece of glass, so it makes sense to encourage drivers to get chips repaired before they become a bigger problem.
Tracking weather and forecasting peaks and troughs is vital to our business and invaluable to our insurance partners in making sense of the changeable market and customer habits. When the mercury rises, our technicians will be slapping on the sun cream and repairing more windscreens.
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