The Best De Icers On The Market | Howards News
Go Back
  • The Best De-Icers On The Market
  • 27 January 2014
    Facebook Icon
    Twitter Icon

    The Best De-Icers On The Market

    Read through our suggestions of some of the best de-icing sprays on the market, as well as our tips for quickly and safely de-icing your windscreen.

A de-icer is a substance which can be sprayed on car windscreens to remove ice or frost. Chemical de-icers prevent water molecules from binding below a certain temperature – in this case, 0°C. The most commonly used de-icing chemicals include; inorganic salts (sodium chloride, magnesium chloride), organic compounds (calcium magnesium acetate, sodium formate), alcohols, diols and polyols.

De-icing on a cold morning can be a real pain and set you back, which is why we have compiled a list of the best de-icers on the market:

Autoglym De-Icer. This de-icer screenwash is a high performance, premium screenwash that keeps windscreens clear in all weather conditions. It contains a highly concentrated formulation with active ingredients for 100% efficient cleaning. Effective to -50 degrees.

Bluecol Sub Zero De-Icer. This de-icer is a powerful and fast acting spray formulated to defrost windscreens down to -25°C.

Prestone De-Icer. This windshield de-icer is made from a concentrated high performance ice-melting formula that melts ice fast and helps reduce dangerous refreeze. Methanol is considered the most effective alcohol for melting ice. The high methanol content in Prestone Windshield De-icer ensures strong ice melting power down to -25°C.

Carplan Bluestar Trigger De-Icer. This de-icer effectively defrosts windscreens and removes loose snow from windscreens.

To de-ice your windscreen you should start by brushing away lumps of ice from your windscreen. Next, spray the de-icer onto the windscreen. Wait for a few minutes for the ice to defrost then use your wipers once the ice has melted to get any excess ice off your windscreen. 

De-Icing Tips

•Do not use boiling water on your windscreen, it may be a quick way to thaw ice but it could shatter the glass. 

•Keep the windscreen wipers switched off until the ice has thawed otherwise using them cold could get the rubber stuck on the ice and break your wipers.

•Avoid using makeshift scrapers from things like bank cards as this can cause damage to the glass. 

If you think we’ve missed a good de-icer let us know, but we hope these recommended de-icers will help you out on cold mornings! 

  • Receive our latest news and offers:
    Don’t worry we won’t bombard you with emails and you can refine your preferences at any time.

Reputation Reviews
  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. Company Number: 1108986

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.