Here’s how to de-ice your car properly on a cold morning


Mornings are getting colder as winter nears, which means you;re more likely to wake up with a layer of ice on your windscreen.

Many times I’ve seen people pouring hot water on a cold windscreen, just please don’t do this unless you like having a crack in it.

Leave engine running

Leaving the engine running warms up the engine and car, it also circulates air via the air con so can help quacking up the de-icing process.

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Experts say that all you need is salt, water and an old towel, by covering the towel in a water salt solution and covering it over your wind screen over night, this can stop your windshield from icing over.

If you forget or dont have a spare towel handy then you can spray the salt water over the windscreen in the morning.


If you’ve got no salt, you can mix surgical spirit or indeed any booze with water (two parts alcohol, one part water) instead.

It works because salt and alcohol has a lower melting point than normal water.

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