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Kwik-Fit screen repair

Kwik-Fit is to offer windscreen repairs at all of its 670 centres.

The service will be available by the end of this year.

Windscreen repair, which should take no longer than 30 minutes, is cheaper and more environmentally-friendly. Liquid acrylic is injected into damaged glass and cured by long-wave ultraviolet light.

“The launch of a windscreen repair service adds another piece to our ever-expanding vehicle service, maintenance and repair portfolio.

We can help keep vehicle downtime to an absolute minimum", Mike Wise, head of Kwik-Fit Fleet, said.

“We can also arrange for all business transactions to be invoiced together, which simplifies administration for our customers.”

The automotive glass market is worth £310 million a year. Approximately 2.8 million jobs are carried out, with an average value of £121. The average cost of a windscreen repair is £50.

Most of the repairs will be done via insurance companies and Kwik-Fit will be making referrals to RAC Autowindscreens. Fleet vehicles are expected to account for about 15% of the work.

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