The best windscreen repairs and replacements in Canberra

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Where is the best place to get your windscreen repaired or replaced? Photo: File.

Modern windscreens are expensive and fragile. If you’ve ever had a cracked or damaged windscreen, you’ll know the importance of getting it fixed or replaced quickly. This way you’ll prevent matters from getting worse. Even a small chip can quickly become a long crack and lead to more expensive repairs. You’ll also want repairs done quickly for safety reasons.

A quality windscreen repair and replacement service can help you sort your problem asap.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a windscreen repair and replacement service, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great windscreen repair and replacement service?

Choosing the right windscreen repair and replacement service can help fast-track a fix and get you back on the road again knowing your safe.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a windscreen repair and replacement service.

  • Experience. You’ll want to engage a windscreen repair services company that has extensive experience. The more experience the better.
  • Expertise. Your safety is paramount. This means you’ll want a windscreen repair and replacement company that has the expertise to get the job done right, the first time.
  • Fast. You’ll no doubt want your car back in tip-top shape as fast as possible. As a result, you’ll want a windscreen repairers that provides quick turnarounds.
  • Reliable. You’ll want the windscreen repair and replacement service to turn up on time and provide professional service.
  • Well priced. No one likes getting ripped off. Do a quick online check, or make some phone calls, to find a company that charges a fair rate for their services.

The best windscreen repair and replacement services in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Rapid Windscreens

Using advanced cutting-edge technology Rapid Windscreens repairs and small cracks where possible, saving customers from paying for full screen replacements. Rapid Windscreens also replaces all types of auto glass on all vehicle makes and models, offering low prices and quality service. Windscreen replacement work is 100 per cent guaranteed.

On Google, Cameron Morgan wrote, “Extremely professional service when having a windscreen replaced. Great value for the entire job. On-time installer which was courteous and tidy.”

Instant Windscreens and Tinting

Instant Windscreens and Tinting serves customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including with a fleet of mobile fittings services to save customers time. The company repairs and replaces windscreens at competitive rates. That includes for cars, vans, coaches, trucks and heavy machinery. All glass and adhesive products exceed Australian manufacturing standards. Warranties provided.

Jay Frantz wrote on Google, “Fitted a windscreen the same day I phoned them. Excellent price and service.”

Aussie Windscreens

Aussie Windscreens is the longest-running, locally owned windscreen store in Canberra. It handles all types of windscreen repairs, including chips, cracks and full replacements. They also repair rear, side and roof glass. Aussie Windscreens has competitive pricing and responds quickly.

On Google, Laurence Plant wrote, “Went around town trying to get assistance with diagnosing a windscreen issue, and these guys really helped me. And the work was quality and the price more than fair!”

Novus Glass

Novus Glass handles all types of windscreen repairs and replacements. Services are fast, effective, and affordable. Technicians make every effort to repair a windscreen to avoid more expensive replacement. In doing so, they use superior skill and cutting-edge technology. Novus Glass offers a mobile service and is locally owned and operated.

Maiah Rolle Lieske wrote on Google, “The team a Novus have excellent, reliable and professional services. They made our window replacement a breeze!”

O’Brien AutoGlass

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the team at O’Brien AutoGlass provide fast and hassle-free windscreen repair and replacement. Expert technicians provide advice on the best fix and provide quality results. A mobile service is available, or customers can visit O’Brien AutoGlass on site in Fyshwick.

On Google, Daniel Boland wrote, “Quick service, friendly staff, and noticed extra chips in the window that I missed originally. Also a decent lounge with tea, coffee, biscuits and wifi.”

If you’re looking for more information on keeping your car in great shape in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best car service companies, best mechanics, best tyre shops and best towing services Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with windscreen repair and replacement services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the windscreen repair and replacement services listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does a windscreen need replacing?
A professional windscreen repair and replacement service will advise on this. In general, most chips and cracks can be repaired. However, this depends on four factors—size, type, depth and location of the damage. Your repair service will also assess the age of your windscreen, the amount of contamination and severity of the damage.
How long does it take to get my windscreen fixed or replaced?
This depends on the nature of the damage. Obviously fixing a small chip might not take as long as a full replacement. Ask about the standard drive-away time, so your car isn’t off the road for too long.
Can stone chips be repaired?
In general, most chips and cracks can be repaired and some repairs are invisible. If the repair isn’t invisible it should still be fixed so the chip doesn’t spread. Ask your windscreen repair and replacement service about this.
How much does it cost to have my windscreen fixed?
This depends on the extent of the damage. A relatively quick fix of a chip costs less than a full replacement. Ask for quotes to make sure you’re paying a fair price.
How do I choose the best windscreen repair and replacement service?
You’ll want a service that can fix your problem quickly. Check online for their experience and track record.

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Tina McIntosh Tina McIntosh 12:29 pm 04 Mar 19

These guys are the best – they’ve got a can-do attitude and they’re about great customer service rather than extracting as much money out of you as possible. Don’t bother with the others.

msand msand 1:53 pm 21 Oct 15

I saw this post the other week and listened to other Canberra’s advice and tried Aussie windscreens in Phillip and all i can say is they were amazing.

Friendly young blokes did it cheeper then all the other business i called and did it in no time at all and i can not fault the work at all. would go back there in a heartbeat.

ftt ftt 12:59 pm 06 Dec 14

+1 for Aussie windscreens in Woden. Got a quote for a Kia Rio from O’Brian’s, mid $400s for replacement. Quote from Aussie’s after seeing it on here, mid $200s. Called to cancel O’Brian’s and they ended up coming down to match the quote – but only after a lecture about avoiding ‘outfits operating out of the back of their cars’. Isn’t that exactly what they are doing? Aussie’s were quick, no hassle and affordable. Would happily recommend.

jazza jazza 5:58 pm 29 Jul 12

kimbo said :

I had one replaced at Aussie Windscreens

yep, me too. they were about half the price of the larger chains, and did a fast, professional job.

Overheard Overheard 5:49 pm 29 Jul 12

I just had Novus replace the one on my van and was pleasantly surprised at the price (<$300 all included). And they came out to my workplace within hours of my call and replaced it in the carpark.

kimbo kimbo 8:53 pm 28 Jul 12

I had one replaced at
Aussie Windscreens
22 Grenville Court, Phillip ACT 2606
(02) 6282 0066 ?

and would go back to them in a heartbeat. Professional, friendly and a good price. It was going to cost me more to fill a few stone chips with obrians than get the whole thing replaced with them.

CoffinRX2 CoffinRX2 8:50 pm 28 Jul 12

Call Terry at Instant Windscreens, Geelong St Fyshwick

M0les M0les 8:23 pm 28 Jul 12

A few weeks ago I went to O’Brien Glass in Fyshwick to replace the front screen of my car (Has IR-transparent area and a rain-sensor).

Net result: They replaced the screen. It works.

If I had anything negative to say it’s that the screen needs a grease-cutting clean and coating with Rainex now (I’ll have to have to have a word with the chauffeur about that)!

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 5:48 pm 28 Jul 12

We recently used O’ Briens. They were really helpful especially when we were 3 hours away from home. Came when they said, did the job. Was an insurance job on a leased car so no idea what it would actually have cost but was advised about $700 would probably have covered it. That was for a Golf.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 5:17 pm 28 Jul 12

O’Briens are usually dear. I’ve found Capital Windscreens in Queanbeyan to be reasonable.

Loxmyf Loxmyf 2:17 pm 28 Jul 12

Ive had a couple done by Instant Windscreens in Fyshwick with satisfactory results. Much cheaper than the big chains too. Both times I took my car to them rather than pay them to come to me.

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