As we are all now experiencing, winter is looming large and that means frosted-up windscreens for the majority of the country.
Driving with even a partially iced windscreen is extremely dangerous and more than a little silly... but what’s the best way to deal with that early morning hassle of a frosted over windscreen? Here are a few tips.
It goes without saying that starting the car, winding the heat right up and blasting the inside of the windscreen will eventually do the trick. But that takes time and, more importantly, wastes fuel.
A free and far more ecofriendly option is water. Pouring luke-warm or even room temperature water over the windscreen will quickly melt off a light frost, while a heavier one may require a bit of scraping with a plastic scraper (never use a metal one, as it can scratch the glass).
After you have done this, be sure to turn your windscreen wipers on to clear the excess water so that it doesn’t simply refreeze.
If lukewarm water works well, then hot water should work even better, right? Well, yes and