A MAN has revealed the shocking reason motorists should never pour boiling water over their car’s windows to de-ice them.
The video was uploaded to TikTok by @gollandec3 and has shocked users.
The video shows a man pouring boiling water from a kettle over the windows of his car to de-ice them.
Unfortunately, the boiling water almost immediately shatters the glass of the window.
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This happened due to the sudden temperature change.
The video went viral on TikTok with more than 14,500 likes.
Auto experts also warn that pouring hot water on the windshield can damage the paint as the water runs off.
Boiling water can also melt the protective wax layer on the paintwork, leaving a white water stain that is difficult to remove.
It’s also a good idea to spray your car windows with deicer spray before you go to bed.
If you don’t have it at home, cut an onion or potato in half and then rub it generously over the windows and windshield the night before and this should drive away the frost.
This cheap hack will only cost you 50p at the supermarket.
The man in the video could have to pay up to £250 to fix the window.
People were quick to comment below the video to express their opinions.
One said: “It’s just common sense. I think some people don’t have it.”
Another said: “The second he started pouring I was like no.”
A third pointed out: “Never use boiling water to de-ice your car.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/9959936/man-shows-shocking-reason-never-boiling-water-cars-windows/ Man reveals shocking reason why you should never pour water from your kettle over frozen car windows