How to de-ice your car properly on a cold morning

Mornings are cold this week which means you are likely to wake up with ice on your windscreen.

People sometimes pour hot water on a cold windscreen, but the sudden cooling can lead to it cracking.

Here are some tips to do it properly.

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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.


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.

Icy stretches are expected to form around 7pm Thursday night lasting to around 10am on Friday morning.

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