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It used to be the case that the road tax went on road maintenance/improvement - those days have long since past. Now it is used as a cash-cow for propping up other government departments/overheads, acting as a punitive 'environmental tax'.
Forgot to add about windscreen chips/cracks - if one does occur (and its happened to me too), a wee tip for minimising any damage, and preventing water/dirt from entering;
- at the earliest opportunity apply a small quantity of clear superglue to the impact point, it only takes a few seconds to dry - it will add strength to the damaged area (reducing the risk of further splitting and will prevent contaminants from getting into the laminated layer), which are otherwise impossible to remove completely.
Don't worry about making the repair difficult - the repairer has to drill into the hole to create an access point for filling anyway. And in actual fact, you are allowing him/her the best opportunity for giving you a best-case scenario result.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater