- Rooster Car Insurance shared the best ways to de-ice your car after frost has hit
You’re already late, it’s still dark outside, you open the front door and the sheer white of your car windscreen is the first thing you see… this is not your morning.
Millions of Brits will face similar woes this winter when having to contend with an iced-over vehicle that requires attention.
But be warned, hurling a jug of boiling water over your frozen ride-to-work is about the last thing you should do.
Helpfully, a TikTok video by a car insurance company has shared the best ways to quickly de-ice your car after a frosty night.
A TikTok video by a car insurance company has shared the best ways to quickly de-ice your car after a frosty night. Rooster Car Insurance posted the clip to its channel on the social media platform in a bid to help motorists get rid of any ice that may be lingering on their car throughout spells of particularly chilly weather
Rooster Car Insurance posted the clip to its channel on the social media platform in a bid to help motorists get rid of any ice that may be lingering on their car throughout spells of particularly chilly weather.
The insurance company’s first tip was to make a mixed solution that contains equal parts of water and rubbing alcohol, before storing the mixture in a spray bottle so you can easily spread it over your car.
Although they advised that the solution should be equal, the company said you can gradually add more rubbing alcohol to the combination if required.
Rooster’s next piece of advice was to take a bag filled with warm water and rub it on your windscreen, which they said would ‘take off a thin layer of ice or snow’.
The provider urged caution with the temperature of the water used in this scenario, stressing that it should not be boiling as such a high temperature could crack or smash your windscreen.
Rooster said its ‘best’ tip was to use your car’s built-in heating system and allow the car to ‘warm up gradually’.
They added that in the event of a thick layer of ice or snow appearing on your car, you should always use a scraper because it is ‘the best way to avoid any damage to your windscreen’.
Rooster finished its video by advising drivers not to use their windscreen wipers to clear any ice or snow from their windscreen, as they could also break.
Users reacting to the video also left their own tips to help others tackle icy and snowy conditions.
One user said: ‘Best thing is put a big piece of card to cover the windscreen when you park your car and in the morning just remove the card. It’s free and works’.
Another joked: ‘I just drive with the ice on i trust god will guide me’.
A third posted: ‘I just put a blanket over the windscreen.’.
A fourth added: ‘Just press the heated windscreen button, gone in under a minute’ to which Rooster cheekily replied ‘one of those fancy cars’.
Based in New York, Stephen Freeman is a Senior Editor at Trending Insurance News. Previously he has worked for Forbes and The Huffington Post. Steven is a graduate of Risk Management at the University of New York.