THE UK is currently in the clutches of a cold snap meaning many motorists have started the day getting ice off their cars.
But there are many de-icing myths that could damage your vehicle and end up costing you thousands to repair.
All sorts of weird and wonderful claims have been made in recent weeks, from using oranges to spraying a mixture of vinegar and water.
However, there are safer options on the market when homemade remedies and hacks just won’t cut it.
But what’s the best?
Here are the eight best products to quickly de-ice your engine.
1) Heavy Duty Car Windshield Cover
This four-layer heavy-duty windshield cover is designed to effectively prevent ice and frost build-up.
Ensure the cover is secured to your car by inserting the sides into the doors with the silver side facing up.
The 11.89 euro item (Amazon) can also be used in summer to protect your car from overheating.
2) Karcher Edi4 electric window defroster
This handy defroster removes stubborn ice from car windows in a single movement and costs £56.94 on Amazon.
Simply place the ice scraper on the car window and the window on the device rotates when you apply gentle pressure to de-ice the ice in just three minutes.
3) Halford’s Bluecol ice scraper
Bluecol’s new premium ice scraper is large, tough and perfect for scraping thick ice and snow off your vehicle windows without damaging it.
This ice scraper has a padded handle to give you maximum comfort when using it and is only £2 at Halfords.
4) CarPlan Blue Star Winter Deicer Spray 500ml x 2
The CarPlan de-icer spray helps to remove heavy snow, frost and ice deposits.
For just £8.49 on Amazon, spray from the top of the windscreen and work your way down.
5) Streetwise In-Car Auto Heater/Defroster with LED Light
This car heater in the car efficiently warms up your car from the inside out.
It’s just £22 at Argos and does a great job of warming up the windscreen and helping reduce condensation and frost.
6) Carplan Pre-Icer Spray
CarPlan Pre-Icer was developed to prevent ice and frost from sticking to windshields and other glass surfaces.
It offers a temporary coating that absorbs moisture and prevents it from bonding to the glass and is only £25.50 on Amazon.
7) Snow brush and ice scraper
If you want to go old-fashioned, the 2-in-1 ice scraper and snow brush will help you quickly remove pesky ice.
All it takes is some elbow grease and your car will be sorted with this handy £12.99 device.
8) Antifreeze windshield cover
The Tevlaphee windscreen cover – which costs just over £27 – protects your vehicle from the elements overnight.
All you have to do is tightly fit the two side flaps in the car and hang the two rubber bands on the outside mirrors.
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