Windscreens

Extend windscreen wiper life


  1. Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. Until recently, the humble windscreen wiper had escaped the rampant increase in complication that has affected virtually every other part of the motorcar. Its construction has remained fixed for years, in that a thin blade of rubber is kept in contact with the glass by a flexible metal frame. The arrival of the flat-blade wiper, […]

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Screen-wash in summer


  1. Posted on August 9th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. You may think that screen-wash is suitable in winter only, where it keeps you on the right side of the law, by ensuring that your windscreen washers work in freezing conditions. While the presumption is correct, screen wash also has its uses in the summer months, too. Health benefits As screen wash tends to be […]

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Repairing A Chipped Windscreen


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. A chipped windscreen can be an expensive hassle. Rob Marshall explains what you need to know. Like many components within the modern motor car, windscreens have become considerably more complex over the past thirty years. In the early days of motoring, occupants sustained serious injuries from a screen breaking into large, sharp pieces. Toughened windscreens […]

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Windscreens and vehicle glass


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. As one of the main functions of automotive glazing is to ensure maximum visibility for the driver, it is not surprising that law upholds this as a priority. Keep glass clean MoT tests Tinting Can I fit a windscreen myself? Can I have any stickers fitted to my front or rear screens? Are there any […]

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The GEM standard: Screenwash test


  1. Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by Rob Marshall
  2. Having frozen washer jets, or no fluid at all in your screenwash bottle is illegal. Yet, how can you be sure that your money is not being squandered on coloured water, when buying screenwash additive? THE FIRST TEST (Freezer): Each screenwash was frozen in both neat and 50/50 dilution forms at -15 Degrees Celsius. THE […]

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