A little worse than waking up for work or school in the morning – only to discover that you’ll have to spend precious minutes scraping ice off your car’s windshield.
But just press one button can completely frozen in secondsaccording to a viral video on TikTok.
The experts at Driving Test Success have revealed that drivers can remove ice from the inside of the car while the car is heating up.
All they have to do is activate the car’s windshield fan, which heats up the glass from the inside.
They explain: “Frozen windshield? Set the temperature to high.
“Set the front windshield fan to maximum. The ice will start to melt because of the heat.
“Wipe off excess water and return the fan to its normal state.”
Tips, reported by Mirrorseems painfully obvious to seasoned motorists.
However, novice drivers were amazed at its success.
One said: “Wow, magic! Ice is gone.”
Others were less impressed, with one post: “Wastes more fuel. Just take [out] and remove it from you lazy and the like. “
Another Clear View Driving video says motorists should use their registered name before crossing the street.
They say: “Don’t use your wipers or windshield washer fluid as that won’t help.
“Turn your front and rear windows on. The rear outlet also heats up your rearview mirror in most new cars.
‘NOT JUST FOR SUMMER’
“But if the mirror is not clear, remember to look clearly before you start driving.
“Then, once done, you can use your wipers.”
The AA encourages drivers to “turn on the fan to blow warm air” and warm the mirrors before driving.
“Turn on the air conditioning. It’s not just for the summer – it removes moisture from the air to prevent the car from fogging up,” they said.
“Don’t use your hands to clean frosted windows – you’ll leave greasy stains and a diamond ring can scratch the glass.”
People who don’t clean the windshield properly could get three points on their license and a £100 fine.
A ART STATE
If it affects your driving, a dirty windshield can even lead to a £1,000 fine for loss of vehicle control.
And if you cause an accident, that could lead to criminal prosecution or a £10,000 fine for dangerous driving.
The AA’s Tony Rich said: “Behaviors like pouring a full kettle of water over a glass or pull a bag of hot water sandwiches on the glass is unnecessary and may cause your screen to crack.
“A scraper is all you need to show you the way forward.”
Meanwhile, a third of drivers don’t feel prepared for driving in the winter monthsa poll revealed.
A survey of 6,000 European drivers found that 27% do not understand or use additional safety features in their cars. when the weather turns sour.
As the clocks roll back, signaling shorter days and inevitable deterioration in weather, motorists will find themselves spending more time behind the wheel in the dark.
And this poses a disturbing challenge for 55% of motorists who worry about driving in winter – and 45% wish they had been taught how to drive properly in adverse weather conditions.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8285878/de-ice-car-windscreen-how-to-winter-driving/ Top tips to de-icing your car window screens in seconds