Ford Focus Windscreens
The Ford Focus is a very popular model - in fact it was the best-selling car in the world in 2012. Consequently, Ford Focus windscreens are the ones that Autoglass® technicians work on most often.
The Focus was launched in Europe in 1998 as a replacement for the Ford Escort and to date, there have been three generations. The range includes 3 and 5-door hatchbacks plus saloon and estate Ford Focus models. Ford has even produced sports variants of the Focus – notably the Focus RS and the ST170 – and even a WRC (World Rally Car) version.
Despite what you may think, there is more than just one type of Ford Focus windscreen. The actual windscreen fitted to your car will depend on your vehicle’s age and specification.
Ford Focus Windscreen Repair and Replacements
If the front screen of your Ford Focus is chipped, Autoglass® may be able to carry out a windscreen repair thus avoiding the need to replace the glass.
However, if it is cracked then a replacement windscreen will be required. Depending on the age and model variant of your Ford Focus a number of windscreens are available:
- 1998 – 2004, 4 screens available
- 2005 – 2011, 11 screens available
- 2011 – onwards, 12 screens available
According to which model version you have, Ford Focus windscreens can come with a light sensor, Active City Stop (a system to stop the car when a sensor picks up that it may be involved in a low-speed collision) or a rain sensor.
They may also be heated; Ford’s patented ‘Quickclear’ windscreen technology has a mesh of very thin heating wires embedded between the two layers of windscreen glass to quickly de-ice and de-fog the glass. This system was first introduced in the Ford Scorpio in 1985.
If this seems daunting don’t worry, simply book a windscreen replacement online and the experts at Autoglass® will be able to ensure that the correct replacement windscreen is fitted to your Ford Focus.