IN A changing climate with unpredictable weather and hotter temperatures, protecting your windscreen is key.
Arguably one of the most vulnerable parts of the car, the sheet of glass, aka your windscreen, is understated and underrated.
Windscreen covers are therefore a must, yet, you don’t see that many around.
That’s because many are badly made botch-jobs that will blow away within minutes of being attached.
We don’t want you to waste your hard-earned cash, so we’ve compiled a list of decent windscreen covers for your consideration.
Offering protection from ice and snow in winter, the right cover will also protect your vehicle from leaves and dust in autumn and from sun damage and heat in the summer.
Using a mix of expert knowledge, user reviews and industry tests, here’s our guide to the best windscreen covers to buy for your car in 2019.
1. YANX Thickened Car Windscreen Frost Cover
Unlike other cheaper versions of this cover, this one is waterproof, crucial if you don't want to end up lifting off a soggy mess from your car the next morning.
The magnets, helping to secure the cover, are strong enough to keep the wind at bay, though fabric flaps also tuck into the A-pillar of your doors to ensure stability and security in bad weather.
Suitable for all seasons, this cover protects your windscreen from frost, dust and sun damage.
The size fits most cars snuggly.
It’s lightweight and comes with a handy storage bag.
2. Intersale car windscreen cover
This incredibly popular 157 x 88 cm Intersale cover does a better job compared to the foil ones on the market.
Reasonably priced, it doesn’t fit every car perfectly but stays in place and keeps the frost off the windscreen.
The black synthetic canvas wraps the windscreen and looks neat.
Users particularly like the fasteners—a plastic pinch-and-release mechanism,—tying on the inside of the vehicle to stop the cover from being pinched, something some of the other covers lack.
Overall, the Intersale cover offers good value-for-money, but is better suited to wintry conditions.
3. Halfords Essentials Front Windscreen Sunshade
Halfords Essentials sunshade might come in large but it is better suited to smaller vehicles with smaller windshield sizes. At that price, it’s reasonable for a summer-only windscreen cover.
Halfords Essential Front Windscreen Shade is a reversible, three-millimetre thick cover, designed to reduce the car’s interior temperature by reflecting the light.
It folds up for easy storage, securing together in a concertina effect with an elasticated band.
It’s perfect for those drivers not wishing to have the faff of attaching something to the screen on the outside, as this sits across the interior dash.
4. HMMJ ice screen windshield cover
HMMJ’s car windscreen cover is perfect for snowy conditions, but has worked up a seriously committed fanbase, given that 30-day full refund.
With magnetic edges and windproof elastic hooks for the wheels, the HMMJ Car Windscreen Cover is designed to stay in one place and be fitted in a couple of minutes, regardless of the size of the vehicle.
Flaps tuck into the door frame to prevent theft and although this is a snow cover, HMMJ claims it can be used all year round, since one side is black and the other is silver—offering incredible value-for-money.
5. Delk FROSTBLOCKER Windshield Cover
Delk’s Frostblocker is one of the pricier choices on our list and one of the only covers to come with covers for the side mirrors—they shouldn’t be ignored since they are crucial for negotiating driveways, streets and turns safely and weather the extremities all too often.
The Frostblocker is a wintertime option, helping you to avoid ever needing to scrape ice off the windshield again.
It’s water-resistant and durable, but at 61”x 32”, we should point out the Delk Frostblocker is not suitable for vans, since there’s no fastener to prevent theft.
6. FREESOO Car Windscreen
Freesoo is this guide’s underdog.
This mid-priced cover can be used in every season and has surprised users with its consistent ability to prevent windscreens from frosting up in wintry weather.
This is no doubt down to the four-layer thick washable and durable material it’s constructed from, including an aluminium foil surface layer and high-quality flame retardant cotton interior.
Easy-to-fit, it measures 145cm x 103cm, not including the ears for tucking into the door frames for security.
This packs away easily too and doubles as a picnic rug, yoga mat or baby crawling mat if needed.
7. Halfords All Weather Windscreen Shield
Halfords doesn’t get all of its products right but when it comes to this all-weather windscreen shield, it’s right on the money.
With five-star user reviews, for less than a tenner, it can prevent chilly mornings infused with the chemical scent of de-icer, the grating noise of ice-scraping and blue hands, cold from all the being out in minus temperatures.
It’s simple to fix onto the screen and rather crucially, the Halfords All-Weather Windscreen shield doesn’t let water in when the security flaps are fixed into the pillars, a bugbear of some other screens.
If you've found our best windscreen cover picks useful, why not check out our windscreen wiper guide?
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