Motorists are being warned to avoid any “dangerous” tricks when seeing windshields in icy conditions.
May be easier to pour in hot water or use rubbing alcohol, but these tricks can harm cars and can result in fines.
When motorists wake up in the morning and see their car covered in ice, they always want The fastest and simplest way to de-ice.
One hack that has become popular is to apply bag of bread with warm water and rub it over the windshield and windows.
While this is a quick and easy fix, the thaw can re-freeze after you start your journey, causing problems.
Driving with ice or steam on your vehicle is considered impaired driving.
If you are caught driving under these conditions, you can Get up to £100 in fines and three penalty points on your license.
An odd trick in preventing condensation has come from a pantry.
Potatoes have previously been used to rub on windshields and windows to prevent condensation from returning.
Rubbing potatoes on the windshield can cause stains and reduce your visibility.
spam Incident spokesman Simon Williams offered some advice on what’s best to do and what not to do when clearing your windshield.
“In winter, it’s important to carry a scraper and wiper so you can clear your windshield quickly,” says Simon.
“Never want to use hot water to clean a frozen windshield.
“Any driver attempting this ‘hack’ is more likely to have a crack than a clear windshield.
“Drivers should know that it’s against the law to drive with a view of a small opening in a frozen windshield.”
This is eight dangerous mistakes motorists do when de-icing their cars.
Is it against the law to leave yours car engine is running To defrost your car?
Drivers can prevent frost on the windshield use four household appliances.
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