Windscreen Advice from Prestone

From de-icing them in the winter to ensuring their streak-free in the summer, let’s face it: cleaning and maintaining windscreens can be a bit of a chore. But with the right products and know-how, you can guarantee maximum visibility through your windscreen all year round.

That’s where Prestone can help. For over ninety years, we’ve helped drivers maintain their cars and stay safe on the road, developing hard-working car care products that excel in extremes.

And in that time, we’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of windscreen care and maintenance pretty well – including the best ways to keep them clean and free from streaks; how to de-ice and demist them quickly; and what to do when your windscreen is cracked or damaged.

Ready to get started? Explore our expert windscreen advice guides below.

Damaged Windscreens

You may not even notice the appearance of a hairline crack or chip on your windscreen, but leave the problem untreated and we guarantee it will get worse over time. And given the legal ramifications of a damaged windscreen (fines, penalty points and a failed MOT), we’d say it’s in your interest to get the problem sorted sooner rather than later.

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Below, you’ll find a selection of guides offering help and advice when your windscreen is damaged – including insurance and MOT guidance.

What to Do if Your Windscreen is Damaged

Here, we’ll go through some common issues that can arise from a damaged windscreen.

How Can the Weather Affect Chipped Windscreens?

This guide goes through the effects weather extremes can have on a chipped windscreen.

Keeping Your Windscreen Clean

Even with a high-performance screen wash, windscreens are tricky to keep clean. Visibility can be affected by even the slightest streak or smear, while the appearance of tough deposits like bird droppings, tree sap and dead insects only serve to make matters worse.

Dangerous blurry driving car in the rainy weather

Regardless of the time of year, a clean and clear windscreen is essential for maintaining peak visibility and safety out on the road. That’s why we’ve pulled together these need-to-read windscreen cleaning guides, covering things like replacing wipers and servicing a screen wash pump.

5 Screen Wash Myths — Busted

Here, we bust five of the most glaring myths about screen wash, and offer some helpful tips and advice.

Your Screen Wash FAQs Answered

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions that should fill you in on all things screen wash.

How to Replace Your Windscreen Wipers

This guide covers the basics of replacing windscreen wipers, and also provides a few helpful tips on how to maintain yours so they last longer.

How to Service a Windscreen Washer Pump

Click below for our complete guide on how to service a windscreen washer pump.

Caring for Your Windscreen with Prestone

Decades of performance and prestige are poured into every Prestone product, so you can achieve optimal windscreen visibility in even the toughest driving conditions. From our dirt-busting screen washes to our rapid de-icing solutions, we have everything you need to keep your windscreen clean and clear through all four seasons.

Explore our range of high-performance windscreen cleaning and clearing tools below.

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Prestone Extreme Performance Screen Wash
Prestone Rapid De-Icer Aerosol
Prestone Rapid De-Icer Aerosol
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Eco Refill Winter Screen Wash
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Eco Refill Summer Screen Wash

Winter Windscreen Care

Winter and windscreens simply don’t mix, and de-icing has to be among the most hated of all car-related maintenance tasks. But it doesn’t have to be the annoying, make-you-late-for-work job that you think it is.

With the right de-icer and screen wash to hand along with a solid, purpose-built ice scraper, you can make light work of even the toughest winter weather. Read our winter windscreen care guides below and make stressful morning commutes a thing of the past.

This how-to guide covers everything you’ll need to best protect your windscreen from snow and ice.

Here, we’ll look at some of the best ways to quickly and safely de-ice your car.

Click for our best advice on maintaining your car’s windscreen.

Here, we’ve answered all the commonly asked questions about our high-performance car de-icer, so you can get the most from it.