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Drivers share ‘simplest and best’ methods to clear windscreen frost – ‘instant clean’


Over the past few weeks, the UK has been hit with freezing temperatures, snow, heavy rain and gale force winds. Many drivers have woken up to see their car covered in frost and ice, prompting some to look for the easiest way to remove the frost.

User Anonymous44 spoke about using cling film to clear their windscreen.

They said: “A strip of cling film applied to the windscreen when leaving the vehicle will remove a layer of snow and ice.

“Keep a plastic ice scraper and a can of de-icer in the boot at all times, it doesn’t take up any room.”

In recent weeks, many motorists have spoken about using credit cards to clear windscreens as a makeshift ice scraper.

A third Express reader, using the handle jmdnnlln, simply said: “Very warm water every time.

“Usually from the washing up bowl decant into an empty plastic milk bottle and pour. 

“INSTANT CLEAN and defrosted windscreen.”

Some drivers have used unique methods to try and clear their windscreens, from onions and potatoes to toothpaste and vodka.

Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding standards at IAM RoadSmart, said preparation was key.

He continued, saying: “Don’t rely on the performance of your car systems to get you out of trouble – allow time, make sure you have good visibility all round and carry the right equipment.

“If conditions are extreme, remember the best advice is not to travel.”

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