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Frozen windscreen?

Winter mornings can be difficult enough without finding your windscreen frozen. This doesn’t need to be more than a minor frustration, as long as you know what to do. Firstly, ignore the advice about boiling kettles. It may seem logical, but if the water’s too hot it could crack your windscreen or spill on the ground forming a dangerous ice slick. Another frequently tried method is to sit in your car with the engine running and the fan on, waiting for the heat to de-ice the windows. This wastes time and fuel.

The best method is to invest in a can of de-icer and a scraper. Don’t be tempted to use a credit card, CD case or any other such implement. Make sure you defrost the entire windscreen plus all the other windows and the mirrors before you set off, otherwise your view will be restricted.