ASDA Screenwash Concentrate.
I am a little bit of a safety nut when it comes to driving. I presume that this developed in my childhood in semi-rural Australia, where one could find yourself stranded for several hours if your car broke down or you ran out of petrol. I am the kind of person that always drives with an appropriate emergency supply stashed in my car boot. In summer this means water and in winter this includes spare blankets or a sleeping bag. I like to be prepared!
I have been using this ASDA screenwash concentrate for over 12 months, when I bought it on impulse for two pounds. Before I review this item f, I should clarify that I still have the original bottle which is almost half full. (I'm a positive-thinking person, so I prefer the term half full to half empty.) The reason for this is that I rarely use my car during the week, and in the time that I have owned and been using this screen wash I have travelled just 4,000 miles, most of which have been motorway miles.
This screenwash is very easy to use. Sometimes I decant the screenwash into a measuring jug and other times I pour it straight into the appropriate container under the hood. The usual ratio I find works best for me is one part screenwash to three-four parts water, depending on the season. I use more screenwash in winter and less in summer.
The wash is blue in colour and has a chemical aroma. I actually find it quite pleasant, but then again I quite enjoy the smells of petrol and glue. So this may not be a positive attribute to other shoppers.
The screenwash works very well at clearing my windscreen. There's never any signs of bubbles when in use (perhaps unfortunately - I could have some fun with that), and the windscreen itself is cleaned very quickly.
In summary, this is a decent screenwash that has suited my needs over the past year. I have not used it in a very rural or agricultural environment where the car would get filthy, so cannot comment on its performance in such situation.
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WHAT IS IT?
Screenwash that you add to your windscreen water in the engine of your car.
WHAT I THINK
I am using Asda Screenwash only because my husband said I needed some for my car while we were shopping in Asda, if I had been in another supermarket I would have bought their version because I think most of them are the same. The size bottle I bought was 2.5 liters and there was a larger size available also.
The screenwash has got quite a nice smell, it smells like chemicals but it is not strong or unpleasant. It is concentrated so you must mix it with water so that when it sprays out of the wiper nozzle it is diluted, I sometimes use a little bit without diluting it if my windscreen is very dirty and then I pour a small amount onto a cleaning cloth and wipe the glass with it. It does not leave smears on my windscreen and that is good because that would be very unsafe to drive with smeared windows.
When I press the lever that sends water onto my windscreen there is not very much smell that comes into the car but there is a little bit. I am glad that the smell is nicer than I thought it would be because the bit that comes into the car has got more of a smell of new plastic instead of chemicals. I try not to spray water onto my windscreen while I am driving because it makes a few bubbles and until they have cleared my vision is not so good to drive, it does not take very long and if my windscreen needs to be cleaned I do it while I am waiting at traffic lights because that gives time for the bubbles to disappear and by the time my wipers have gone backwards and forwards a few times my windscreen will be clean and clear.
This screen wash will help to melt light frost and ice but only if there is a little bit on your windscreen, it is not effective on thick ice or snow and I would say that if there is so much of that on your windscreen then your wiper nozzle will probably be frozen anyway. The screenwash will work to a temperature of -5C.
The 2.5 liter bottle costs £1.95 and you can buy this one only in Asda stores. I think that is value because this is something that is important to keep your windscreen clean for safe driving and it does not cost as much money as I thought it would.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
When driving screenwash is one of those essential things that i always try to carry in the boot of my car so i'm never left with an empty washer bottle and a dirty windscreen that i can't see properly out of making it more dangerous to be driving. On the odd occasion i have none in the car i have resorted to washing up liquid and water and it just doesn't have the same clearing ability as screen wash not to mention that in the winter it freezes- not ideal!
I have purchased the asda screen wash a few times from their larger stores although i'm sure the smaller stores stock it as well. The screen wash is available in both a 2.5 litre and 5 litre bottle, i tend to buy the 5 litre when available as its better value for money and keeps me going longer. Currently the 2.5l retails at £1.95 and the 5l at £3.00 which is a reasonable price for either but obviously in the long run works out better to buy the larger volume. If you don't have an asda near you the screen wash can also be purchased online on asda direct but you do then have a delivery charge to factor in unless you can click and collect. Quite often in store asda will have offers on their screen wash so you can get an even better deal.
This screen wash is a concentrated one so you have to add water to the washer bottle as well, although i find it handy that its concentrated as it allows me to up the concentration to water in the winter to avoid it freezing and blocking up my washers. The screen wash does contain freezing inhibitors also but it helps to have it a little more concentrated especially in cold weather.
The screen wash comes in a large plastic bottle that has a handle and a screw cap. The opening is to one side of the bottle which makes it easier to pour and get accurate. The screen wash is a blue colour liquid. Like most screen washes it has a strong smell which i actually quite like but it shouldn't bother anyone too much as it isn't obvious once inside the car.
Its really simple to use the screen wash, assuming you know where your cars washer bottle is! All you have to do is pour in enough of the screen wash from the bottle which is reasonably easy to do using the handle on the bottle and then dilute it down with water. Then next time you need to clear your windscreen you are ready to do.
I've found it to be really affective at clearing any grit or grim from my windscreen quickly and leaving it streak free unlike some other screen washes that i have used which streak my wind screen really badly. It even worked at clearing sap from trees off my windscreen which can be a nightmare.
Overall i have been really impressed with this screen wash and have re purchased it on a few occasions. Value for money is great and i can see myself sticking with this brand.
As many will know if they have read my reviews on here I like a bargain and any products that I can buy from an own brand range that has the same or similar quality to a branded product at a fraction of the price I will go for that every time. I am not an expert on cars and car accessories but like to keep my motor in good condition and screen wash in my opinion is a necessity for keeping your windscreen clean and in check. I bought a bottle of Asda's own concentrated screenwash to try priced at only £1.95 for 2.5 litres of product.
The screenwash comes in a large plastic container that is rectangular shaped with a heavy duty screw on/off cap on the top of the bottle. The container is slightly see through and you can see the blue screenwash liquid clearly inside as well as the level which you have left. The bottle has a label with the Asda logo on and a picture of a car windscreen as well as the product description and some key points about the product.
Removes dirt, grime and insect deposits
For winter and summer use
Freezing point -5 degrees
This is a concentrated screenwash and as such you simply mix it like you would a cordial just drink, Asda suggest that in the summer you use 25 % screen wash to 75 % water and in colder months 50 % wash to 50 % water. I do not tend to measure out exact amounts and simple do this by eye. You simply pour the desired amount of wash into your screenwash tube and then add the percentage water that you desire.
The screenwash doesn't smell as nice as other washes I have used in the past and I have to say I do enjoy a good lemon scented screenwash on my windscreen especially in the summer when you have your windows open and the smell comes through the car. However for the price and at the time I simply wanted a decent wash to keep my windscreen clean. This cleaner smells slightly clinical like which to me suggests that it is definitely going to clean my windscreen.
Having been using this clean for a few months now over the summer I can vouch that it definitely cleans my windscreen well. Just a single squirt onto my screens and a few wipes of the windscreen blades immediately clears off any scum and dirt from my windows without any trouble. As I have said the fragrance is not very appealing or strong but it does a good job of removing dirt and grease which is its purpose after all.
The screenwash is meant to be able to cope in temperatures of up to -5 degrees, I have not used this in winter and nor will I risk it living in Scotland, but for the summer is a good quality and cheap wash for everyday use. So overall I can highly recommend it for value and quality.
I am a big fan of the Asda Screenwash Concentrate and have used it for a number of years now. At £1.95 for 2.5 litres the screenwash is very economical and this product really is excellent value for money.
Before I started using this product I would normally just use a big of fairy liquid and some water. However I find that the screenwash provides better results than a bit of washing up liquid. It is a concentrate product and I tend to use roughly 3 parts water to 1 part screenwash.
I have found that in the winter time I have found that the screenwash works better against all the salt and dirt that you find gathers on your windscreen. The screenwash also works well in low temperatures and I have never had any problems with the screenwash freezing on my windscreen which I had experienced before using washing up liquid. The product states that it is effective down to -5C.
In the summer months the screenwash seems to do a good job at removing squashed bugs which can often prove difficult to remove as well as the dreaded bird poo. They always seem to take aim on my car just after I have washed it!
Unlike the washing up liquid the screenwash does have quite a strong smell that can linger in the car for a minute or two, but generally this doesn't bother me too much.
If you are looking for a screenwash I would highly recommend giving this one a try.
I like to know that I am fully stocked up when I am out driving in my car. This means oil, water, screenwash and other supplies must be regularly checked and topped up. I noticed 2.5 litres of screenwash was just £2 for 2 bottles in Asda back in January and so I picked up 5 litres. This might seem like a lot but it doesn't go far for me as I drive a lot. I have probably topped my screenwash up about 10 times now and I still have almost a quarter of the first bottle left. This is with me diluting it. One on occasion when I was driving a long journey, 400 miles, I decided to only dilute this to about 80% screenwash 20% water because I wanted to be sure that it was going to cut through all the salt and dirt that I picked up on the B roads travelling to see my Mum.
I have been using a mix of 50% screenwash and 50% water as I have found that my windscreen gets covered quickly due to all the salt on the road and I need to clean it thoroughly or I find myself getting a bit worried that I won't see a pedestrian or a car and I might get in to an accident.
Obviously screenwash is something that you don't necesarily have to use, I guess, as you could use just water but I want a product that is going to cut through grease and grime with ease and leave my windscreen clean and fresh in just a few seconds.
This screenwash comes in a large plastic container which is a rounded oblong shape. In theory I should be able to remove the lid and pour this directly in to the screenwash holder in my car but I don't do this as I worry about spilling it on the floor and an animal coming along and drinking it. Instead I have been pouring this in to a bucket, adding some water and then using a small jug to accurately pour this in to my car's container. If there is too much then I usually top my husband's car up too if it is there but alternatively I just pour this down the drain outside my house. I did pour this direct from the bottle once and it was quite simple to do but I have quite shaky hands and so I have found the method that works best for me and allows me not to waste any either. The liquid is blue so it is easy to see where it is going in my car which makes me feel confident that I have not poured it in to the wrong place.
This particular screenwash is suitable for use in Winter and Summer. So far I have used this from January - April and I have not had anything on my windscreen that this cannot remove. I can sometimes smell this when I spray it while driving but that makes me feel reassured that I still have some screenwash in my car and don't need to top up while on my journey.
This definitely works better for my car than standard water would as my car just had water it in when I was driving it home from purchasing it and I was annoyed at the smears and streaks. This works very well at cutting through bugs and other nasties that go on my windscreen on the motorway in particular and it takes just a few seconds for my windscreen to be perfectly clean and streak free once again.
I have had no problems with this screenwash freezing, even in the snowy weather back in January and February and overall I have nothing put good things to say about this.
Because I am a relatively new driver I use screenwash every 10 minutes (or at least it feels that way!) and this means that I am getting through quite a lot of screenwash. I have been checking and topping this up every week or two and have found that I haven't run out at any point. I feel reassured that my windscreen is clean so that I can see everything that is happening around me and the price of this screenwash is very reasonable when compared with some of the others that I have noticed recently. 2 for £2 was a fantastic bargain as it meant that my husband and I could each keep a bottle handy in the boot of our car should we need to top up while out and about and the peace of mind that this gives me makes it worth every penny. 5/5 from me!
Screen wash is something that has become a necessity in my household, as I found that using water alone does not clean the windscreen of my car properly. Thankfully Asda screen wash seems to do the job just right, for a price that won't hurt the pockets either.
I usually buy the large 2.5 L sized container, which can be found in the car cleaning/care section in Asda. The price for the 2.5L is usually around £1.75, however they can also be found on offer occasionally. The price is a big reason why I opt for the Asda version, for the large amount you get in one container; it really is a great bargain.
The screen wash liquid comes in a large plastic container. The container is square shaped and transparent so that the liquid is clearly visible to the buyers. I like that I can see the amount of liquid is in each container, so I know whether I am getting value for money and that they are not being stingy with the liquid levels!
The front of the container has a large silver and black coloured sticker that has the Asda logo as well as the product name clearly visible. The packaging is nothing spectacular, but to be honest you don't really need the packaging for screenwash to be anything other than simple.
The container has a black lid and a good sized handle for the hands to grip onto. The back of the container contains all the product guidelines and instructions as well as warnings.
==PUT TO THE TEST==
The screen wash does need some water to be added to it in order to use it. In normal weather conditions it is advised to mix 25% of the screenwash to 75% water and for cold wintery conditions it is advised to combine 50% screenwash and 50% water.
I found it very easy to pour the screen wash into correct compartment in the car, the handle and the overall design made the pouring spillage free. The screenwash is a blue colour, which is useful when checking how much liquid is in the container.
I noticed a chemical smell when I opened the container and when pouring the liquid, however once it is in the right compartment, the smell is not noticeable from inside the car.
The overall result after using this screen wash has been very positive, my car windscreen is a lot clearer and visibly cleaner and there is no residue marks left by the liquid. The chemical smell is not noticeable when using the liquid from inside the car, which is of course a great advantage.
However it is very important this liquid is used in a well ventilated area, and kept away from children. In case it is swallowed, then it is advised to contact medical services immediately. The bottle is also strongly advised to kept in a upright position to avoid any leakage.
The other advantage of using Asda screen wash is that it lasts for ages, meaning that I don't have to waste time buying more bottles every few months and saving me money in the process. I could easily go a whole year without needing to buy a replacement!
Overall I would recommend this product to a friend, as it does the exact same job as the more expensive versions of screen wash but at a lower price. You also get a lot for your money, and the quality is faultless. It clears the dirt and grime from my windscreen with ease and leaves the windscreen clear and clean.
Screenwash is an essential part of motoring and it is something I seem to get through rather quickly. Recently I have been buying this asda screenwash as it was cheaper than the product I was using from my local garage. The screenwash comes in two sizes, a 2.5 litre and a 5 litre bottle. I have been very happy with the quality of this screenwash and this is why I am reviewing it, I will now go into more detail on the product.
I usually buy the 2.5 litre bottle as its a better size to store in my flat. Last time I paid for this it cost me £2. Occasionally I have seen the 5 litre bottle on offer, but the usual price is £3. The screenwash is excellent value compared to branded products and it is very good quality.
Does it work well?:
I like this screenwash as it can be diluted with water. I usually put about a quarter if the screen wash and three quarters water. The screenwash works really well at cleaning the screen from dirt, and it leaves a streak free finish and leaves no real residue. The bottle states that in winter you should add more screenwash to water ratio, but I find that using a small amount is enough for cleaning the screen. The screenwash is excellent for all year use, the bottle does last me a while as I don't feel the need to add too much screenwash. It doesn't bubble up and washes off the screen well. It is also good for cleaning bird poo of the screen and also bugs which have splatted into the screen. Overall it is a decent screen wash.
I would recommend this to all motorists who want a good value screenwash to keep your car windscreens looking clean. It works well at getting rid of annoying stains like bird poo. It is easily diluted with water and a bottle can last a long time. This screenwash gets a 5 star rating from me as it works excellently for a great price. Thankyou for reading my review, I hope it helped you out. I think this is well worth a try at a great price.
Josh - jlaker1992
Proper screenwash, including this one from ASDA that I will be reviewing are specifically formulated for glass, not dishes. They won't leave suds behind and more importantly, have an element of antifreeze in them. Useful for wintery conditions such as the March we've left behind us!
Screenwash is one of those things that occasionally crop up on the warning panel, only be be subsequently forgotten. Much to subsequent regret when you're half way down the M3 and can barely see out the windscreen. As a result, it's always worth pencilling in regular dates to fill 'er up.
The fact that this product is concentrated means it will last that much longer. It is advisable you remember it is while you're topping off your resovoir, otherwise your windscreen will be covered with a mixture of blue liquid and foam while you are driving!
I have found this screenwash to be effective, the smell that acompanies it is not too harsh and does not linger. The finish is excellent. Once the level in the container is down to about a third, I'll fill it with water and not have to bother with taking out a full watering can, which can be a bit of a pain.
£1.95 for 2.5 liters is a great price. Dilute 1 part to 3 parts water.
I have always been quite good at looking after my cars and I regularly top up the fluid levels and check the oil etc. One thing that I have found needs doing more regularly than some things is the screenwash. I often need to top up my screenwash as it is something I seem to go through a lot of. I rarely buy screenwash from the machine at garages and the last time I did buy screenwash I managed to get 3 2 litre bottles from asda for just £5 which I thought was excellent value for money.
The screenwash is concentrated meaning that in most cases it will need to be watered down. It comes in a strong clear plastic bottle which is shaped so it can be poured easily.
The screenwash is blue in colour and has a watery texture. To use the screenwash you simply add it to your windscreen washer bottle. You can either water it down or use it straight. I rarely use it straight unless it is very cold weather conditions and it is likely that diluted screenwash will freeze.
I find the screenwash easy to pour and I never spill any. I do wash my hands after using this just incase but I rarely get any on my hands.
I usually dilute the screenwash to 1 part screenwash, 2 parts water and this works well in most conditions. When I use my wipers the screenwash comes out clear but it cleans the windscreen much better than just water does. It removes any dirt with ease and leaves my windscreen smear free.
I find a bottle of this lasts at least 6 weeks so it represents very good value for money.
Keep this out of the reach of children and pets because if swallowed it can be dangerous.
I think this screenwash is great. It does exactly what I need it to do and is a great price.
My husband is really good at looking after our cars and I never have to worry about it, he just tells me what we need and I buy it. I ended up with this product as he announced he needed screenwash as I was heading out the door for the weekly shop and I couldn't be bothered to go to a car shop so when I saw that Asda sold it I decided it would be worth a try.
As it is an Asda product it is only sold in Asda, the product is sold in a see through 2.5 litre bottle and costs £1.75 per bottle which I think is pretty decent value especially when you compare how much this sort of product costs in the likes of Halfords.
The product comes in a see through plastic bottle with a screwtop lid on it which is black in colour and a carry handle incorporated into the bottle making it easy to carry and pour. Since the bottle is see through you can see the product inside which is a bright blue in colour and it also allows you to see when you need to replace the product.
The product is very easy to use, you have to mix 25% of the screenwash to 75% water for normal conditions and you are advised to use a 50% screenwash and 50% water mix for winter conditions. My husband keeps all his old windscreen bottles so he just mixes this up in old bottles so it is ready to use and simply pours in straight in when the bottle needs filling up.
I find that this product is just as good as the more expensive branded products and it washes the windscreens really well and leaves the window shiny and as the wipers are pretty good on my car too it is always left streak free. When you open the product in the bottle you can smell a chemical type of smell but once it is in the wiper bottle and you spray the product you cannot smell it inside your vehicle.
Of course this is a chemical product so please be aware and keep it away from children and you should always keep the bottle in an upright position although the bottle is pretty sturdy and doesn't leak but I think it is just a precaution.
I would recommend this product it does really well in our cars, I tend to drive around town and hubby drives on motorways a lot but it deals with the dirt from both situations and clears the screens well.
In my car, I always ensure that there is screenwash in to clean the windows as I used to use just water but prefer to know there is a liquid to properly clean. I do find that sometimes when shopping around screenwash can be ridiculously overpriced depending on where you go which is why the deal Asda had on for it was amazing. It was for the big 2.5L tank of screenwash as well which is very good value for money as it will last a very long time indeed.
The tank of screenwash is in a big squarish shaped plastic tank with a small handle on the top and a black lid on the other side. There is a label on the front showing a car windscreen and then the Asda logo appears on it too aswell as a few facts about what this aims to do. The reverse of this tank has warnings and instructions for use on it and states that this has 2.5 Litres in the tank. It is a frosted plastic but you can see the blue liquid through the plastic to know how much that you have.
The screenwash comes with a few warnings being a chemical, it is flammable and should be kept out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, you should seek medical advice and show the container or label. This should only be used in well ventilated areas and should be stored in an upright position. The screenwash is meant to remove dirt, grime and insect deposits aswell as being for winter and summer use. It really should leave a bright streak free finish on your windscreen.
The screenwash is easy enough to load into the car, as the top is sticking out so that you can see the spout to know where to pour into the screenwash area. It is 25% screenwash and water for normal driving conditions and for winter driving conditions you will need 50% screenwash and water and for severe driving use undiluted screenwash. The screenwash is a blue colour but you shouldn't need to much to fill it up and you can smell it.
When the car is full of screenwash my windows always come out a lot cleaner with this being in the water. The screenwash doesn't smell too strong either which I like a lot as sometimes it can be really strong everytime it is sprayed which is horrible when driving. The screenwash is really effective which is the main thing and even in colder conditions, I never really find that it freezes, it just seems to keep the same way which is much easier.
I do think this is a really good screenwash and I have been using it for a few months and still find that I have so much left that it'll probably last me years it is that big an amount. It is good though for the price paid that I have managed to get so much and it means not having to buy it all of the time. The tank is easy enough to store in the boot of my car and it just slots into the corner and keeps there for when I need to top up my screenwash.
This 2.5 Litre tank of screenwash is available to buy online or at all Asda stores for £1.75 which is really good value for money for the amount, it sometimes is on offer as I got it 2 for £2 at Christmas.
For more information go to http://www.asda.com where this product is listed on their online shop.