Cairns Windscreens – Repair or Replacement?

Chips in your car windscreen can cause a lot of frustration, as they can happen anywhere and at anytime. If left untreated, these chips can quickly turn into cracks which could result in the need for windscreen replacement. At Cairns Auto Worx, we aim to provide the best customer service while ensuring your vehicle faces minimal downtime. 

Fortunately, most of the time, we can simply repair your windscreen and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.  However, there are some situations where repairs are not possible and replacement is needed.  We have to consider the size and position of the chip or crack when deciding whether we can offer repairs to the glass.


  • Generally, the chip needs to be positioned more that 5cm away from the windscreen edge in order to be safely repaired.
  • The chip cannot be repaired if it is in the CVA (critical vision area) of the windscreen.


  • The chip must be no bigger than a $1 coin or the windscreen will need to be replaced.
  • In some cases, we can repair cracks up to 10cm in length, but we will need to assess the damage first.

Windscreen repairs

Often people overlook windscreen chips or cracks because they are considered unimportant,  It is important to understand, that a small chip in the windscreen of your car can quickly develop into a big crack that can effect the safety of your vehicle.   So don’t ignore a small chip in the glass, let us carry out your chip repair for you as soon as possible.

A small chip or crack can weaken the car windscreen, making the glass particularly dangerous and puts you and your family in danger. Our efficient and highly skilled team members will inject a patented resin into the chip or crack, which then fills the break in the glass. The surface is buffed and polished so you will struggle to see any damage, and the strength of your windscreen is restored.

Windscreen replacement

If the windscreen has been smashed or cracked, you need an urgent window replacement from a reputable company. Cairns Auto Worx offers superior auto glass replacement services in the shortest time possible. We provide windscreen replacements for all makes and models of cars.  We understand the hassle and shock of an unexpected shattered windscreen or window, so we strive to take the stress out of the ordeal by working with quick precision and skill, bearing in mind your needs and time frames.

Our team of knowledgeable, highly trained and experienced staff will complete the job quickly and efficiently to get your vehicle back on the road again. Driving a car with even a small chip or crack in the windscreen can lead to injury and serious damage, particularly if you hit a bump or stone in the road. You can avoid a windscreen replacement by having those chips or cracks repaired as soon as you can.

As well as windscreens, our service centre can help you with a wide range of services including car servicing and mechanical repairs on your personal or commercial vehicle.

Contact our friendly team at Cairns Auto Worx – your mechanic in Cairns!

Ilja: 0415 690 566

Randy: 0432 284 886

Cairns Auto Worx

18 Bollard St. 4870 Cairns


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