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De-Icing made easy!

Winter mornings can be hard enough without going outside to see your car’s windscreen is frozen over. Here are some do’s and dont's when it comes to defrosting your vehicle.

    what to do:

  • One of the best methods is to buy a can of de-icer and a scraper. Spray the de-icer all over the windscreen and then scrape off the melting ice with an ice scraper. Don't use a credit card, CD, or anything like this as you could scratch your windscreen.

  • Make sure you defrost the entire windscreen, not just the small area in front of the driver's seat. It is also best to defrost all the windows and mirrors for maximum visibility. Defrost the windows before you set off, otherwise your view may be dangerously restricted.
    what not to do:

  • Firstly, ignore people telling you to use boiling water. The sudden change of temperature on the glass can cause the windscreen to crack. Water can also splash onto the path and freeze, causing slippery ice patches that can cause injury.

  • Sitting in your car and waiting for the car heaters to melt the ice will take a lot of time and waste the fuel of your vehicle.

  • Using your windscreen wipers to get rid of the ice is bad because it can damage your wipers and may take a lot of time to clear or even worse, should the wipers be frozen to the windscreen? this could burn out the wiper motor, which is costly!

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