Auto Windscreens launches "Chip Checker" iPhone app
The company says that using Chip Checker is simple and works in exactly the same way as the original acetate gauge used to measure windscreen damage. Where you once positioned the gauge over the damage in your windscreen, now drivers can simply use the camera on the phone to photograph the damage instead.
Chip Checker will check the size of the chip and its position of the damage on the windscreen in four stages to confirm whether it can be repaired. It then searches for the insurance company to verify the excess costs before allowing the driver to book in the repair or replacement with Auto Windscreens online.
Auto Windscreens says it always encourages windscreen repair rather than replacement and has been supplying drivers and fleet managers for some time with an acetate repair gauge to determine before a call-out whether a crack is repairable or whether a replacement windscreen would be necessary. This confers environmental benefits as the residue from 40 windscreen repairs can fill the palm of a hand whereas the waste from 40 windscreen replacements will fill a skip.
Now the firm says that the Chip Checker application gives it the added "green" bonus of reducing the amount of printed acetate gauges created and therefore reduces the environmental impacts associated with its production.