Winter joys look different: Nevertheless, the car windows must be cleared before driving off

    Winter joys look different: Nevertheless, the car windows must be cleared before driving off Photo: picture alliance/dpa/dpa-tmn

    From BZ/dpa

    Anyone who has to park without a garage in winter knows the procedure and often hears it before they get up in the neighborhood – crchhh, krchhh. Ice scraping is the order of the day. What’s the best way?

    In order to get iced windows clear quickly and safely in the morning, you first spray them with a deicer spray one – if necessary several times. If you’re lucky, that’s enough and an easily removable mush of ice forms, according to “Auto Verkehr” (issue 26/2022).

    If not, when there are thick layers of ice, reaching for an ice scraper is unavoidable – and a real one at that.

    Things like credit cards or CD cases with apparently smooth edges are not good, they could work dirt or sand particles into the glass and cause scratches.

    Frozen windscreen wiper rubbers can also be thawed out with windscreen de-icers before they are operated so that they do not tear.

    If you spray the windows with de-icer in the evening, you can ensure that the glass does not ice up too much in the first place.

    Because the products usually contain more glycerine and glycol than winter windscreen cleaners from the windscreen washer system and provide more protection against re-icing.

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