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Every year hundreds of thousands of windscreens end up in Landfills across New Zealand. Every windscreen that is repaired is one less that pollutes both New Zealand and the Planet.

Not only does NOVUS boast the highest repair ratio of any company in the world, it has also partnered with 5R Solutions in Christchurch and together we are pioneering the recycling of windscreens in New Zealand.

Wilkinson Autoglass is proud to be your NOVUS agent in the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri & Paihia area.

About Windscreens ...

The modern windscreen is made of Laminated Safety Glass, a type of treated glass which consists of two sheets of glass with a plastic layer (Polyvinyl Butyrate) PVB laminated between them for safety. They are glued to the vehicle with a structural Polyurethane adhesive.

Today’s windscreen is part of the vehicles safety restraint system (SRS) that which also includes Air Bags and Seat Belts. If any of these safety components are damaged, or are inoperable for any reason, the effectiveness of the entire SRS could be compromised. The SRS is designed to keep vehicle occupants within the relative safety of the passenger compartment during accidents. The windscreen also supports the roof thereby preserving the structural integrity of the passenger compartment and keeping it from collapsing and crushing driver and passengers. The passenger airbag deploys against the windscreen in an accident – if the windscreen has been improperly fitted and becomes detached the airbag will not perform its function.

 In order to meet critical safety standards and the design criteria of today’s vehicles, manufacturers needed a structural adhesive that would not only hold under the extreme conditions of an auto collision but one that would remain flexible enough so that the glass would not break under the stress of expansion, contraction and other vehicle movement during normal driving.

All of our Auto Glazing Products and Adhesives conform to the above standards

Do I Repair or Replace?

New Zealand & Australia both support a "Standard" as to when a Windscreen repair can be attempted. If your screen damage fails the standard(s) as to being able to be repaired or not – we are required to replace rather than repair

To assess whether your chip or crack is in the Critical Vision Area of your windscreen. The location and type of damage may have an effect on whether your windscreen can be safely repaired.

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Repair or Replace details

Screen Crack Repair  

Windscreen Repair

NOVUS repairs are a highly effective alternative to replacing damaged windscreens - they are also far less costly and better for the environment as most windscreens end up in landfills.

Since inventing Windscreen Repair in 1972, NOVUS have carried out more than 25 million repairs in over 40 countries worldwide.

Stated simply, NOVUS repairs are accomplished by injecting a specially formulated resin into the damaged area. The resin is then cured and polished to restore structural strength and clarity to the glass. All Novus repairs are carried out to WOF/COF Standards and come with a Certificate of Compliance as well as the trusted nationwide NOVUS Guarantee.

Windscreen Glass Replacement  

Windscreen Replacement

We take your safety seriously, For generations, auto glass was relatively inexpensive, uncomplicated and easy to install.

Today's windscreen is one of the Key Safety Features in your vehicle providing up to 70% of the Structural Strength necessary to support the roof in a Roll-Over Accident. It also provides the shield, against which Lifesaving Airbags Deploy.

The windscreen will only perform these functions if the adhesive that bonds it is strong enough and correctly applied. Novus utilise S.R.P. adhesive and have exclusive rights to S.R.P. in New Zealand.

Novus technicians are thoroughly trained and committed to keeping pace with the complexities of the modern vehicle.

Your Windscreen is more than just glass to keep the rain out ...

Windscreen provides strengh & Structure to your car - 20/20 Investigates  

20 - 20 Investigates

Ok you have air bags fitted in your car, you have your seat belt on, you are as safe as houses yes?. Well actaully No, your windscreen is more than just a see–through layer to keep out the rain.

It forms a structured back drop to allow your air bags to work as design, it forms a large part of the strength and structure of your car. Wilkinson Autoglass perform all repairs and replacements to the same standard as original factory fit to ensure your screen stays as strong as it was designed to be

This 20-20 Investigation shows just how important this attention to detail is and only use approved product(s).

Headlights ...

Headlight Restoration  

Headlight Polishing & Repair

Plastic lenses can become cloudy and discoloured. This is owing to oxidation caused by U.V. light and reduces light output which can cause failure of WOF/COF. Novus can restore most lenses to a "like new" condition, for a fraction of the cost of a replacement set of headlights.