Frost protection should not exceed -30 °C
“Some windscreen cleaners for the winter claim frost protection of minus 60 °C. Are these products better and is it a problem when summer and winter products are mixed?” Dirk M. from Nuremberg asks.
Answer: In our regions, temperatures very rarely fall below minus 20 °C. Hence, frost protection for such extreme temperatures is not necessary. Additionally, high frost protection is linked to very high alcohol contents in the product, which have negative consequences – and do not sufficiently release road salt deposits. But particularly those a good winter cleaner needs to remove. That is the reason why we recommend mixing ratios for the driver to choose the right frost protection without risking a loss of effectiveness of the cleaner.
Special products for the cold season such as SONAX XTREME AntiFreeze & ClearView or our classic SONAX AntiFreeze & ClearView contain highly effective cleaning surfactants that release and remove road salt, soot and typical winter dirt at cold temperatures without leaving any streaks. When using the test winners of “AutoBild”, the Society for Technical Inspection (GTÜ) and “Bild am Sonntag”, the windscreen washer requires a minimum number of wipe cycles to produce a clear view. Thus, the consumption of cleaning solution decreases as well.
Caution is advised with cheap products: their effect is often poor and they may cause tension cracks in plastic headlamp diffusers.
Three test winners for a clear view in the cold season
SONAX XTREME AntiFreeze & ClearViewis the best product among the windscreen cleaners for the winter. The cleaner bearing the “Auto Bild” test winner logo is available as concentrate in 1-litre or 5-litre containers. It features strongest cleaning power and maximum material compatibility.
The portfolio’s classic, SONAX AntiFreeze & ClearView, which is available as concentrate in 1-litre, 2-litre and 5-litre containers, is decorated with the GTÜ test winner logo and the recommendations of “ACE-Lenkrad” and the “Auto Zeitung”.
Also, the “Bild am Sonntag” test confirms the excellent product quality – cleaning power and material compatibility. By order of the largest daily newspaper in Germany, in 2012, the TÜV Rheinland tested eight ready-to-use windscreen cleaners for the winter. In all test reports, the convenient SONAX AntiFreeze & ClearView“ready-to-use” achieved top marks.