The temperature is beginning to drop, and you better believe that pesky frost is on its way. We don’t think there’s anything we dislike more than waking up to find our windscreen is covered in a 2-inch-thick layer of frost or even worse ICE.
Ok, we are being dramatic, it’s not the worst thing but it is very annoying as more often than not, frost on the windscreen or wing mirror glass leads to a delayed departure.
Here are FOUR ways you can avoid a frosty windscreen:
Cover your windscreen – It’s as easy as that! Just cover your windscreen with an old towel or blanket. And voila, no more mornings of scraping your windscreen for 5 minutes. Just remove the blanket in the morning and away you go.
Use de-icer the night before – Another pre-emptive strike but works wonders. There are loads of these de-icer’s available on the market. Just spray it on the night before and wake up to an ice-free windscreen and wing mirrors.
DON’T DO IT – I know you may be in a rush, but don’t pour boiling water on your frozen windscreen or wing mirror glass. The quick change in temperature can offer weaken the structural integrity of the glass and may even cause the windscreen to crack. If you do forget and you’re in a rush, just use a bottle of de-icer or make your own with vinegar or alcohol mixed with water.
Get the blowers on – Head out to your car, turn the ignition on and get the blowers cranked up to 10. Your whole car will be defrosted by the time you’ve had your morning coffee.
There you have it. You now have one less excuse to be late to work in winter.