How to Defrost Your Car Windscreen with Ease

Whether you're a business owner or someone who commutes to work, it's important to know how to defrost your car windscreen quickly and effectively. It can be a nuisance, especially during the cold winter months, but following some simple do’s and don’ts will help make the process much easier. Remember, you can be fined if your car windows are not clear of frost and snow.


Start your engine before attempting to de-frost your windscreen. This will allow the car heater to warm up, so the temperature inside is more comfortable. The heat from the engine will also help to speed up the process of defrosting.

Use a good quality ice scraper and brush combination tool. This will make it much easier and quicker to remove any frost or snow from your windscreen without damaging it.

Speed up the process

To further speed up the process, turn on your window demister and heated rear window if you have one. This will help melt away any ice or snow that has collected on the back window of your car while you are de-frosting the front windscreen.

To prevent ice from forming on your windows in future, use a special spray that helps prevent frost from forming overnight.

To prevent ice or snow from settling, cover the windscreen and other windows before the bad weather starts.


Don't use boiling water or other hot liquids, as this can cause cracks in your windscreen, which can cause serious damage.

Only use an Ice scraper and brush combination tool.

Don't use anything other than an ice scraper and brush combination tool, as this could result in scratches being left on your windshield, which can be difficult to remove and potentially lead to visibility issues when driving in poor weather conditions.

Don't leave any residue from products on your windscreen.

Detergents or cleaning products on your windscreen can affect visibility when driving in wet weather conditions due to a wiper blade streak being left behind by residual dirt particles.


Do not leave your car unattended and running while waiting for it to defrost, Stay with it or ask a family member or neighbour to sit in.

De-frosting a car windscreen doesn't have to be tricky. Follow these do’s and dont’s and take your time. Before you know it, you’ll have clear windows for your journey.

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