It’s winter time and the cold weather can add an extra inconvenience to your drive to work in the morning.
Scraping frost off your windscreen is a chore and sometimes ineffective but it’s illegal and dangerous to drive with uncleared windows.
For a light frost or snow cover…
- It’s quickest to use warm water with a dash of washing up liquid, or better still, screen wash. The water melts the frost and the washing up liquid/screen wash prevents refreezing.
- Don’t use boiling or very hot water – it’s not necessary and could stress and crack the glass, warm water will do.
- Use a cleaned 2L cola bottle to carry and pour the water – it’s easy to pour without splashing everywhere and can’t damage your car if you drop it.
For extreme cold conditions…
- Mix 40/60 screen wash (or isopropyl rubbing alcohol is safer and better for the environment) with water and keep it in a spray bottle.
- Don’t keep the bottle in the car overnight – your car may be frozen up.