Follow these quick tips:
- DO scrape off frost or snow with an ice scraper (or a plastic card will work if you don’t have a scraper).
- DO use a de-icer spray to quickly melt any ice on your windows. If you don’t have any de-icer then try a salt water solution or luke warm water instead. DON’T use hot water as it may cause your windscreen to crack!
- DO use air conditioning for faster demisting and to reduce condensation on cold windows.
- DO use a higher concentration of screenwash, a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash will reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather. DON’T use ordinary engine antifreeze as it will damage paintwork!
- DON’T leave your car unattended with the engine running, you could find yourself in trouble with the police. Worse still, you could find it stolen – leaving a car with the key in the ignition and the engine running makes it very tempting to thieves. You may find that your insurance company won’t cover you if you leave the keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked, too.
Prevention is better than cure
To save you even more time and hassle, prevent frost and ice building up in the first place. Place a piece of cardboard across your windscreen, or cover it with an old towel or tarpaulin, in the evening before any moisture or ice has formed. This will shield the windscreen from overnight frost, and in the morning you should have a frost-free window.
If this advice comes a little too late for you and you find yourself staring at a cracked windscreen, we’re only a phone call away. Contact us today on 0800 028 4484 to discuss your options and get a quote to repair your cracked windscreen. We’ll get you back on the road and on the way in no time.