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Screenwash Solutions - We Test Twelve Cockermouth

Choosing a screenwash in Cockermouth 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.

Phoenix Cumbria Ltd
01946 862104
Phoenix House
Workington

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T M S Motorspares Ltd
01900 606070
Unit 5 Clay Flatts Trading Estate
Workington

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Allparts Motaquip
(019) 006-7015
6 Peart Road
Workington

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Partco Autoparts Ltd
01946 591115
Border Yard
Whitehaven

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T M S Motorspares
01946 695440
Meadow Road
Whitehaven

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A O K Autoparts
01900 871224
Whitfield Buildings
Workington

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Halfords
01900 601635
Derwent Drive
Workington

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A & B Autoparts Ltd
(019) 466-3999
Pelican Garage
Whitehaven

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Concept Auto Sport
01946 690640
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Whitehaven

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The Gearbox
01946 693389
St. Nicholas Chambers
Whitehaven

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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