Top 12 products rated

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What Car? Staff
15 Aug 2011 15:07 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Theres a lot to like about summer, but the thick, solid coating of dead insects caked on your windscreen and paintwork isn't one of them.

Theres a vast array of specialist products to help scrape the resulting mess from your car, but which ones really shine through? To help find out, we've rated 12 top products for effectiveness, price and availability, and ease of use.

Here's a quick summary of the 12 products we tested and how they ranked overall.

What Car? verdict
Best Overall:** Car Plan Bug Blitz Bug and Tar Wipes
Best budget buy: Car Plan Bug Blitz
Most effective:** Turtlewax Platinum Series Tar, Tree Sap & Insect Remover

Insect remover product ranking
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Car Plan Bug Blitz Bug and Tar Wipes
Car Plan Bug Blitz
Simoniz Bug and Tar Wipes
Simoniz Bug Shifter
Halfords Bug Shifter Pad
Turtlewax Platinum Series
Turtlewax Bug & Tar Remover
Triplewax Bug Shifter Pad
Halfords Bug & Tar Remover
ArmorAll Bug & Tar Wipes
Comma Glass Cleaner
Autoglym Active Insect RemoverPrice
3.49
2.98
3.99
4.99
1.99
6.48
4.99
1.25
3.99
4.49
5.10
6.95

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