How to properly defrost your car

Posted on January 10, 2022 at 8:56 am

The winter weather certainly has set in and many of us are waking up to cold frosty mornings. It is vital that you defrost your car properly for two reasons. Firstly it is very dangerous to drive without your windows properly clear. You may think it is ok to drive as long as you have a small area to see out of but this can mean you are not able to see round to the sides and could miss someone stepping out in to the road. IT is also very easy for the screen to become fogged up again whilst you drive if not clear in the first place. The second reason to defrost your screen properly is to ensure that you don’t cause it to crack or shatter. Pouring hot water on to your car may well quickly clear the ice but it can also cause it to break. Although tempting (especially if you are running late) you must never do this as you will only cause yourself a lot more problems. The best way to properly defrost your vehicle is to start the engine with the heaters on the screen, turn on any headed screens / mirrors and then gently remove any excess ice or snow with a car scrapper.

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