What is windscreen film protection and why do you need it?

What is windscreen film protection and why do you need it? 2048 2560 Wojciech

What is windscreen film protection and why do you need it?

When you buy a beautiful new electric vehicle, the last thing you want is for some lorry to kick up a rock from its tyres and damage your windscreen. For that reason, many Tesla and EV owners are choosing to get windscreen protection film on their vehicles. This high-performance product helps to protect against chips and cracks while also providing exceptional visibility (something you’ll want if you’re driving).

In this post, we explain more about windscreen film protection, the benefits of using it, how it is installed and the results you can expect.

What is windscreen film protection?

Windscreen protector films are thin pieces of plastic that fit over your windscreen with special properties that allow them to absorb the force of incoming rocks, gravel and other debris from the road. Fitters apply them on the outside of your windscreen over the top of any existing factory-fitted impact mitigation technology. Think of it a bit like a giant phone screen protector.

Why do people get windscreen film protection?

When you buy a new or expensive vehicle, the last thing you want is to get a chip on your windscreen after just a few miles of driving it. That’s why so many people now opt to get their Teslas or EVs fitted with specialist protection. Preventing chips helps to avoid looking scratched or bashed up.

Modern windscreens contain a multitude of tiny sensors. If rock strikes damage these, it can affect their function and lead to high repair costs. Because of the complexity of modern windshield manufacturing, often the only option is to replace the entire windshield.

Windscreen film protection also protects windshields from more minor impacts. The plastic avoids small scuffs or scratches that might occur from worn-out wiper blades or driving through bush and tree branches overhanging the road. Films keep the manufacturer’s windscreen looking young forever. If the film starts to look a little worse for wear, you can simply remove it and replace it with another, all at a low cost.

As you might expect, windscreen film protection is also a wonderful way to increase the sale value of your vehicle. When you come to sell, you can simply remove the film to reveal an undamaged windscreen or tell potential buyers that you have it pre-installed, giving them another reason to buy.

How do you fit windscreen film protection?

Professionals follow a step-by-step process to fit windscreen film to your windshield.

1. Measure the windshield

Professionals begin by measuring your windshield, writing down its dimensions.

2. Cut the film to size

Using these dimensions, they then cut to size, leaving an extra inch or two extra.

3. Apply to the windshield

They then apply the film to the windshield with the backing sheet faced down.

4. Remove air bubbles

Using a paddle, professionals then remove air bubbles from underneath the film, leaving it looking smooth and perfectly transparent.

What is the best type of windscreen protection film?

At Electrovogue, we use DYNOflex film, a product designed to protect all windscreens, particularly those with sensors and advanced driving assistance cameras.

DYNOflex has several advantages over conventional films. First, it’s quick to install and the installation process doesn’t require shrinkage or heat guns. Second, the film offers 99 per cent UV protection which protects both occupants and your vehicle’s interior from fading.

Furthermore, DYNOflex has the additional benefit of being able to self-heal scratches, thanks to its multiple elastic layers. Bonds in the material distribute shock over the surface, helping to better disperse energy.

Get your windshield protected

Don’t wait for accidents to happen. Let Electrovogue protect your windscreen today. Invest now for peace of mind and long-term savings.

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