Screenwash Solutions - We Test Twelve Askam-in-Furness

Choosing a screenwash in Askam-in-Furness can be as complicated as buying engine oil. There’s such a wide range of pack sizes and mixes that confusion often reigns – and buyers can easily be left out of pocket.

Dalton Motor Parts
01229 464759
2 King Street
Dalton In Furness

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Halfords
01229 813300
Corner House Park
Barrow In Furness

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Emlyn Street Tyre Services Ltd
01229 877333
The Workshop 25 Emlyn Street
Barrow In Furness

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Lancaster Vintage & Classic Spares
01524 423453
Lord Street
Morecambe

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Transpares Motor Factors
01524 416269
155 Heysham Road
Morecambe

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Partco Autoparts Ltd
01229 822902
57 School Street
Barrow In Furness

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Ek Brakes Barrow Ltd
01229 837095
101 Gloucester Street
Barrow In Furness

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Motor World Ltd
01539 448006
25 Crescent Road
Windermere

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Motor World Ltd
01524 832043
70-72 Euston Road
Morecambe

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Motor Mania
01524 409040
Thornton Road
Morecambe

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Screenwash Solutions - We Test Twelve

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Choosing a screenwash can be as complicated as buying engine oil. There’s such a wide range of pack sizes and mixes that confusion often reigns – and buyers can easily be left out of pocket.

Drivers have to factor in how much it will cost to mix different winter and summer concentrations. Some screenwashes can work out to be a bargain in warm weather but hugely expensive when a stronger mix is required.

Above all else, though, you want to make sure the product you choose is effective, melting away bugs in summer while still flowing freely when temperatures tumble, and keeping the screen free of road grime.

So, which is our clear winner? We spent two days armed with a measuring jug, calculator and insect-smeared screen to find out.

The test

For our test we used only 100ml of each product, initially mixed to its summer concentration.

All were tasked with shifting oil sprayed on the screen, as well as removing dead crickets, bought from a pet shop, which had been squashed into the glass and left to dry.

Progress was monitored and the system flushed with clean water after each attempt.

To see how the washes would perform in cold conditions, we mixed each to its winter solution and put it in a freezer at -20 degrees Celsius, regularly checking for the first sign of freezing.

Finally, we factored in the winter and summer concentration costs, but this didn’t include any online shopping delivery charges.


Author: Kim Adams

Screenwash solutions - We test twelve