Drivers can defrost their windscreen in seconds thanks to this ‘magic’ button – and many motorists have no idea it is even there
- Driving experts advised drivers how to clear frosty windscreen without scraper
- This ‘magic’ button will help drivers as we face frosty weather across the UK
Even though Spring is just around the corner, temperatures have sadly started to drop yet again, to the point that we even had heavy flurries of snow last night.
While the icy weather might be great for children who want to go sledding, for motorists the cold can make commuting a nightmare.
The frozen temperatures are likely to continue throughout the week across the UK, and many people will wake up with their car windscreens completely frozen.
Most drivers will instinctively grab the ice scraper from the glovebox about an expert on driving has shared a handy ‘magic’ button that will defrost your windscreen without freezing your hands off – and many motorists don’t even know it is there.
Driving Test Success, Britain’s top driving theory test revision material, posted a video on TikTok explaining to motorists that they can clear their windscreen of ice by turning on the windscreen fan, which heats up the glass from inside.
Driving Test Success posted a video on TikTok showing how to defrost your windscreen quickly
In the video they told viewers ‘how to defrost your windscreen quickly’.
‘Turn the temperature all the way up. Put the front windscreen on maximum.
‘Melts away in minutes.’
Veteran drivers may think this trick is obvious but newer drivers were clearly very happy to learn the tip, with one commenter calling it ‘magic’.
In the cold weather the AA has reminded motorists to ‘turn on the warm air blower’ and to use their mirrors if they have them to clear frosted glass quickly.
In the cold weather the AA has reminded motorists to ‘turn on the warm air blower’ and to use their mirrors if they have them to clear frosted glass quickly
They advise: ‘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 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.’