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Winter Survival Kit
20 December 2022 145 view(s)
Winter Survival Kit

Make sure you're well prepared for the worst winter weather with Autoglym Ultimate Screenwash and De-Icer

There are few more dispiriting feelings than stepping out of your house on a crisp, cold winters' morning, only to find that your car has been almost entirely encased in ice, frost and even snow! Freeing your car from winter's grip can be both time-consuming and bone-chilling, neither of which are exactly ideal when you're about to set off on a morning commute! If this sounds familiar then worry not, we at Autoglym have you very well covered through our 'winter twins,' Autoglym Ultimate Screenwash and De-Icer.

Autoglym Ultimate Screenwash

Dirty windscreens can be annoying at best, downright dangerous at worst, distracting you from the road ahead and even partially obscuring approaching hazards. It's also that bit easier for your screen to become utterly filthy as autumn gives way to winter and the roads get dirtier, so all the more reason to invest in a bottle of one of the unsung heroes of the Autoglym range, Ultimate Screenwash.

Not only is Autoglym Ultimate Screenwash suitable for use with all vehicle and wash jet types (including headlight washers), it has been proven to shift all common contaminants and will not freeze down to -45°C, a temperature so cold that (in the UK at least) we rather feel that you'll have bigger problems to worry about than a clean screen! Autoglym Ultimate Screenwash is also supremely versatile and cost-effective thanks to its highly concentrated nature. It might appear small, but the 500ml bottle it's supplied in can make up to 8L of screenwash, while its concentrated nature means that the precise strength is entirely in the hands of the end user, you. You can adjust the concentration to suit the demands of the season or the amount of grime currently on your screen.

Autoglym De-Icer

We're not going to try and pretend that de-icer is the kind of product to set pulses racing and palms sweating, but there's equally no denying that it can be a real lifesaver, sometimes quite literally; you don't have to look too hard to find fellow drivers peering through tiny 'portholes' they've hacked out of their iced windscreens! Autoglym De-Icer is the complete solution to the problem of ice-covered windows, and it's all down to its super concentrated solution. Our development boffins have worked hard to devise a formulation that's quick to work and easy to use.

There's another, all too frequently overlooked aspect of de-icers, and that's the effect they have on the car itself. We've worked hard to ensure that Autoglym De-Icer is safe to use on all materials commonly found on cars, including paintwork, rubber, plastic and (of course) glass. It can be employed to clear windows, mirrors, headlamps and even door locks, leaving you to set off on your journey within minutes.

Autoglym De-Icer works best when heavy snow deposits have been removed beforehand, whereupon its unique formulation can get to work. Let the ice thaw before removing any remaining deposits with a squeegee blade or windscreen wipers.

While there is no specific law that says it is illegal to drive with snow on your car, the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act say you must, by law, be able to see out of every glass panel in your vehicle. You also want to make sure your lights, indicators and number plates are all visible too.

The prospect of allowing anything other than the softest wash mitt or premium microfibre towel to touch our paintwork can bring many of us out in a cold sweat, but in some situations, you just have to bite the bullet and think of the greater good. You will find that the snow comes away easily, especially if the car is protected with a wax or ceramic coating. We use a waterproof winter gloved hand, making sure zips, belts or watches are well out of the way of the paint. Keeping your car clean through winter also minimizes the risk of paintwork damage as you are not dragging dirt over the exterior.

Using a car cover is a great way to stop the snow landing on the car at all, or if you are not a fan of these, a windscreen cover works wonders at preventing front pane frost build, and acts as a handy show shield for at least one bit of the car.

In summary…

Autoglym are on hand to help you all year round, even in winter. Our products are rigorously tested to ensure they won’t let you down at a crucial moment. Screenwash and De-Icer may not seem like exciting products, or even ones where there is a difference between brands – but we can say with confidence that if you try the Autoglym offerings you will not be disappointed.

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