Jump to content


Photo

Getting Ready For Winter


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:38 PM

Hi,
I've heared we can expect snow at the end of this month so I'm getting ready for it as I was unprepared last time. Can anyone recommend a good screen wash for the icy tempreture's. I have already got halfords ready mixed antifreeze oat which is good for summer and winter and what about de-icer ,the one I had before was absolute rubbish.
zev

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...



Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 MrrNoName

MrrNoName

    MrrNoName

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 200 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus Titanium
  • Location:

Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:35 PM

I personally wouldent recommend de-icer, i HATE the stuff it runs everywhere and stains and discolours paintwork :P. Just wait 5 mins with the windscreen and blowers on :D

#3 darrensmith

darrensmith

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 33 posts
  • Ford Model: focus 1.8 estate

Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:39 PM

Hi,
I've heared we can expect snow at the end of this month so I'm getting ready for it as I was unprepared last time. Can anyone recommend a good screen wash for the icy tempreture's. I have already got halfords ready mixed antifreeze oat which is good for summer and winter and what about de-icer ,the one I had before was absolute rubbish.
zev


SNOWWWWWWWWW. Bring it on. we wont get any where i am just frost, but a man can dream. i use a scraper personally and have heated mirrors, front and back screens and washer jets i start the car whack everything on then scrape of the sides by the time ive finished that flick on the wipers and im off.

think i was using halfrauds all weather screen wash as i had a vouchers but normally i use stuff from morisons garage,
also halfords spray de-icer that came with lock deicer free it did the trick the few times i used it.

#4 alz

alz

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 460 posts
  • Name: Alan
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus LX 1.8 TDCI
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Worcestershire

Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:52 PM

I use halfords concentrated screen wash the green coloured one, you can make it as strong as you like.

Like darrensmith, i also start and go, heated screens are great. i also dont use de-icer

#5 ford focus edge

ford focus edge

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 777 posts
  • Name: Mike
  • Ford Model: Focus ST170
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:36 PM

Heated screens and blowers on full heat with the a/c on sounds daft but try it lol also halfords stuff seems to be pretty good before now because we back onto a wood and my car faces it, the actual pump has froze up for the washers so i have to use pure concentrate on REALLY bad days probs not to good for it but the only way some days as before now its taken over an hr to melt the ice in the pump.

#6 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:15 PM

Heated screens and blowers on full heat with the a/c on sounds daft but try it lol also halfords stuff seems to be pretty good before now because we back onto a wood and my car faces it, the actual pump has froze up for the washers so i have to use pure concentrate on REALLY bad days probs not to good for it but the only way some days as before now its taken over an hr to melt the ice in the pump.


Thanks guys
zev

#7 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:40 PM

Thanks guys
zev



I bumped into a friend of a friend yesterday as I was getting in my car. I've not seen this person since buying my focus in June. The first thing she said was oh no you havn't bought a focus I got rid off mine because it wouldn't drive in the snow it just slid straight accross the road, she had to abondon it on the way to work. Now my last car was a vectra and it was brilliant in the snow. Is she talking out of her backside hope so lol
zev

#8 alz

alz

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 460 posts
  • Name: Alan
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus LX 1.8 TDCI
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Worcestershire

Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

it all down to the driver Zev. dont worry about it, just drive carefully when the time comes ..

#9 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:12 PM

it all down to the driver Zev. dont worry about it, just drive carefully when the time comes ..


Well I did think that when she told me as I've never had problems in the past. Thanks Alan
zev


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users