There’s nothing worse than getting in your car on a chilly morning to be greeted by a frozen windscreen.
You’re usually in a crazy rush to get the kids to school or yourself to work and you don’t have a lot of time for your windscreen to defrost. But did you know that some methods may cause more damage to your vehicle rather than help?
Here are some of our tips and tricks on the safest ways to defrost your windscreen!
Check your Windscreen Wipers
Are you one of those people who leaves their wipers on when they get home on a winter’s night? There is nothing wrong with it, just make sure your wipers are turned off before you start your engine the next morning.
The danger here is that your wipers can sometimes freeze to the glass. If this is the case, when you turn your engine on the motor in your wipers can get damaged or the rubber can tear off completely.
Turn on the Engine
First things first, turn your engine on. Make sure to turn your heater right up. What this does is help to absorb any of the excess moisture that you may find within your car.
It may seem weird but turning your air conditioner on will also help. This will stop your car from misting up and that’s the last thing you want if you’re in a hurry.
Stay with your Car
It should go without saying that you probably shouldn’t leave your car unattended while the engine is running. Obviously, you don’t want your car to get stolen but you’ll also be able to keep an eye on when your windscreen has finished defrosting.
Other Tips and Tricks for Faster Results
*Use either a cloth or a squeegee with a silicon or soft plastic tip to scrape the ice off
*Mix together a part vinegar and part water spray. If you spray this on your windscreen at night time, it should stop it from frosting up. The spray can also be used to help melt the ice quicker
*Use a windscreen cover
*Don’t forget your lights and front grill! There’s nothing fun about your car overheating
Whatever you do, don’t start driving until your windscreen has completely defrosted! It’s not safe otherwise.