The absence of a good quality screen-wash is a contributing factor with some of the car accident claims that we at Accident Advice Helpline handle on behalf of clients. Some motorists skimp on the cost of buying a good quality screen-wash by using plain water instead. It’s something that can prove a somewhat costly error if it causes an accident in which they sustain injuries.
The reasons that plain water is not an effective screen-wash
There are two important reasons why plain water doesn’t make an effective screen-wash solution. In the first instance its ineffective at clearing what is commonly referred to as road traffic film. It tends just to smear this film across the windscreen, which then obscures the driver’s view of the road. It’s even worse at night-time because it distorts the headlights of oncoming traffic, making it very difficult to see the road ahead. This is the cause of several car accident claims that Accident Advice Helpline has handled in the past.
Plain water screen-wash freezes in the winter
The second reason why plain water should not be used as a screen is a seasonal one. When temperatures get down to 0°C and below, plain water will just turn to ice so when you come to activate your windscreen washers, all you get is a plaintive whining sound as the windscreen washer motor tries ineffectually to deliver the water that has become frozen. If the windscreen is moist, or wet, windscreen wipers will then create a nasty smear across the windscreen, making it difficult to see out.
Minimising car accident claims in Ashford using quality screen-wash that will not free
Good quality screen washes are manufactured using a blend of something called “surfactants”, which are basically wetting agents. These wetting agents reduce the surface tension of the screen wash. Screen-washes also include other products such as isopropyl, which is one of the main ingredients of antifreeze. This prevents the screen-wash from freezing when temperatures drop, which in turn helps to minimise the number of car accident claims in Ashford in the winter.
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