Defrosting your car windscreen can be a real pain, especially when you're in a rush to get the kids to school or make it to work on time. But there's a quick and easy way to do it – and it's even got the seal of approval from NASA engineers!
When the weather gets chilly, it's likely you'll wake up to find your car covered in frost. We all know that pouring hot water over the windscreen isn't the solution, but what is?
Experts at Eden Tyres and Servicing have shared a handy tip from a NASA engineer that could save you precious time in the morning, as reported by The Mirror. "Here is the best way to defrost your windscreen according to a NASA engineer", a woman in the video explains.
She then goes on to list four simple steps: "Step one, turn on your car heater immediately and put it at full blast. Step two, turn on the car's air conditioning, as it'll help to soak up any remaining moisture inside.
"Step three, turn off the car's air circulation button – when turned on this traps the humidity. Step four, slightly unexpected, but open all of the car windows, only ever so slightly as this will help exchange humidity in the car for the dry air that's outside – and voila, a nice defrosted windscreen."
In the comments, one person suggested: "Get a windscreen cover". Another advised: "Slight warm water in a bottle and boom 5 secs later. Being doing it for 27 years and no smashed window."
TikTok account @drivingtestsuccess also shared a tip on how to clear ice from your windscreen. They said: "Frozen windscreen? Put the temperature on high. Put the front windscreen fan on max. The ice will start to melt from the heat. Wipe away excess water and return the fan to normal."
While this might seem obvious to some, many social media users were amazed by the hack. One commenter said: "Wow, magic! The ice is gone." Another thanked the account, saying: "I've learned so much thanks to your app!"
The AA also has advice for dealing with frosty windscreens in winter. They suggest: "Start the engine and turn on the warm air blower on the windscreen. Switch on the rear windscreen heater and heated mirrors, if you have them. Turn on the air-con. It's not just for summer it'll remove moisture from the air to stop the car from misting up.
"Don't use your hands to wipe misted-up windows you'll leave greasy smears and a diamond ring could scratch the glass. Use a lint-free absorbent cloth if necessary. Stay with your car the whole time while the engine's running."
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