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The Secrets of Screen Wash Revealed

Have you added screen wash to the water reservoir of your car this winter? If not, don’t worry, there’s still time to top up when you get a moment. It’s advisable to use screen wash during the winter and we’d recommend you keep the windscreen washers topped up with washer fluid throughout the rest of the year as well, as part of your vehicle maintenance.

If you don’t know anything about screen wash, we reveal how important it is to motoring right here, and debunk a few myths at the same time.

Why use screen wash?

Putting it simply, screen wash helps to clean the glass on your car meaning you have a clear, unobstructed view of the road. Regardless of the road conditions, and no matter how much dirt is sprayed onto the windscreen of your car, you can keep it clean and clear with a quick spray of the window washers, especially when the water is mixed with the right quantity of screen wash.

Is it just for winter use?

You can use screen wash throughout the year and we’d strongly recommend this here at PCWS. In the winter it helps to remove dirt and grime sprayed onto the windscreen such as slush, salt and general road debris. In the summer it shifts flies, bugs and foreign matter that splatter unceremoniously against the glass.

Can’t I just use water?

Not really. This will simply freeze in the winter when the temperature starts to plummet leaving you with a sheet of ice spread right across the windscreen. Windscreen reservoir water needs to be mixed with the right amount of screen wash to prevent this from happening.

Won’t washing up liquid do?

This is a common misconception. People wrongly assume that washing up liquid is bubbly and frothy so perfect for cleaning car windscreens. Sadly the froth factor can be too much and cause visibility issues. Plus washing up liquids can leave a nasty film across the glass which smears when the wipers are applied during rainy weather conditions. Use the correct mix of screen wash inside your car’s water reservoir and you’ll be able to keep your windscreen streak-free with an unimpeded view of the road.

Obviously as a hazardous waste, we’d recommend you dispose of unwanted screen wash, antifreeze and similar materials in a safe and sensible way. As an approved waste disposal service, this is something we offer here at Pure Clean Waste Solutions.

Call us to do discuss your waste disposal requirements on 0161 430 1111 and we’d be happy to help!

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