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As I strolled up to my car this morning, I was met with the dreaded frozen over windscreen. So nobody else has to struggle through this ordeal, I’m going to share some information on how to defrost your frozen windscreen Safely and Quickly
First, I used an Ice-Scraper
to remove the majority of the ice from the windscreen and then removed any loose deposits from my bonnet to prevent any ice being blown back up onto the windscreen when I drive off. Then I used my handy Holts De-Icer Spray
that cost a mere €1.70 which melted the rest of the ice while I watched.
While my neighbours were throwing buckets of boiling water over their windows, I wouldn't recommend this. Glass can crack when exposed to rapid changes in temperature. If you’re going to use this method, stay with the kettle until you think the water is lukewarm and switch it off. However, there is still a danger that it will cause a crack.
Following on from this, I checked that the wipers weren't stuck to the windscreen as it could cause damage to the blades and the motor when I turn them on. Wipers are delicate and they’re only designed to remove water/rain so avoid using them to clear remaining ice or frost.
Next, I checked all the other windows and mirrors of the car, inside and out. I then turned the car on and activated the air conditioning, making sure that the vents were aimed towards the windows. Air conditioning is great for defrosting your windows quickly and prevents them from misting up.
Note: Don’t leave your car unattended with the keys in the ignition. Thieves are very opportunistic and they could be on the lookout for such situations like this on cold mornings.
I know it’s hard, but try and get up a few minutes early on frosty mornings so you’re not in a rush or tempted to risk driving with frosty windows.
Some friendly advice,