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08th Dec 2023

This mum has a great hack for defrosting your car


How do you defrost your car?

Do you scrape down the windshield and hope for the best? Or are you more of a throw-water-over-it and start praying you won’t be late for work kind of person?

As the cold days don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, one mum has a genius way to defrost the car.

Chloe, who goes by @chloemart15 on TikTok, introduced her “little life hack” with a clip of her filling a shopping bag with water from the sink.

Does it look odd? Yes. Yet is it effective? Well, just watch the video and see for yourself

@chloemart15 Super quick & easy for mornings on the go! #lifehacks #carhacks #winter #windscreenhack #defrosthack #fyp ♬ original sound – C H L O E 🌸

In the video, Chloe said: “This is super quick and easy, all you need to do is put lukewarm water from the tap straight into a plastic bag.”

You then see her dragging the bag up and down the windscreen of her car as the icy layer disappears, no rushing to scrape with an old gift card is required.

“It literally takes five seconds, if that,” Chloe said, before adding: “I cannot live without it. Try it, guys, you will not regret it.”

Remember to use lukewarm water as too sudden of a temperature change may cause your winds to crack.

Getting the car defrosted seemed to be a common struggle as the video now has over 10 million views.

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If you want your mornings to be even faster, you can spray a mixture of water and vinegar onto the windshield in the evening.

The solution can act as a blanket of protection for your car overnight, preventing the build-up of ice from forming in the first place because vinegar’s freezing point is lower than that of water.