Here are Richard T Moore’s tops tips for a clear winter view in Enfield.
While you use a scraper and de-icer on the outside of your car, starting the engine, switching on heated rear screen and mirrors and allowing air-conditioned air to circulate to gently warm the glass is the most effective way to clear frosted glass.
Stay with the car all the time – if you must go back indoors switch off and lock the car.
Do not drive off until all of the glass is clear
Remember not to leave wipers in ‘auto’ when frost is expected – if wipers are frozen to the glass the wiper motor could be damaged. Don’t try to force frozen wipers off the glass
Never use just-boiled water to clear glass – it could crack the glass, freezes quickly and could freeze your wipers to the glass
Clear all snow off the car, a soft brush is effective – making sure the front grille is clear (otherwise there is risk of the engine overheating). Make sure lights are clean and working
Air conditioning isn’t only for summer – it will help to dry the air and keep cold glass mist free.
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