Drive more Safely in Heavy Rain with Chipex Car Screenwash
What is the best screenwash? Traditionally, a car screenwash does one or both of the following; cleans the screen and stops smearing, plus they keep the water in the bottle from freezing over in colder weather.
However, there's now a windscreen washer that does both of those things, as well as stopping water from building up on the glass; Chipex Aquaphobic Screenwash.
Chipex Aquaphobic Screenwash is a concentrated screenwash which covers all the bases as an anti-freeze product and a water-repellent.
It may seem obvious to states this, but as any driver know it's incredibly important to see clearly out of your car's windscreen. Often you'll see cars driving about with bug-splattered windscreens in summer, and smeary, perma-dirty screens in winter.
In summer, a windscreen covered in sticky bug carcasses makes for bad smearing, the grime then builds up and this makes vision even worse. In winter, constant bombardment from the water coming off salted roads means it's really hard to keep the glass clean.
Add to that the freezing temperatures, low sun, snow and rain and your journey quickly turns into one that is highly stressful and tiring from hard concentration, as well as one which is more dangerous.
The majority of screenwash products only clean the glass, but Aquaphobic Screenwash sets itself apart by adding water repellant to the glass each time you use the sprayers!
What are the benefits of a hydrophobic screenwash? A front windscreen only ever cleaned by normal screenwash - or detergent as some drivers like to use - means that the glass may be clean but there's no 'anti-stick' properties added.
Each time you use your windscreen washers, Chipex screenwash deep-cleans the glass, gets rid of annoying smears and easily removes road grime and bird-dirt, and at the same time adds an invisible layer of protection which stops bugs and dirt from becomings stuck to the glass.
Now, instead of rain water pooling on the glass and covering it completely - which makes driving dangerous and stressful - as the rain lands it is immediately displaced into droplets, allowing visibility to become far better, and at 40 miles-per-hour (64 km/h) and above the rain will bead up and glide off the screen, meaning less use of your wipers, much-improved visibility, better reaction times and decreased stress on journeys, and it also stop that annoying squeaking wiper blades make on dirty glass.
For colder weather it also has anti-freeze ingredients, keeping your washer jets flowing down to -5˚C (23F).
Just two steps are needed to use the product; firstly, clean your windscreen thoroughly with a sponge and detergent (rinsing after of course) or by using a glass cleaner. This readies the glass for the layer of protection the product applies.
Next, take your 1 litre bottle of Chipex screenwash and (based on a 5 litre wash bottle) add around 250ml of the product. The next time around, only 150ml is needed per five litres of water.
1 litre Chipex Aquaphobic Screenwash is priced at £13.95 or US$19.99 (plus shipping) and you can purchase it via the Chipex Shop by clicking here.
Written by Chris Davies - an award-winning motoring journalist writing for CarProductsTested.com