Defrost windscreen with cold water
ROSE City residents awoke to a layer of ice on lawns, cars and roads after the coldest morning of the year yesterday.
With temperature gauges dropping to minus four, B and K Motors mechanic Sam Baker reminded residents hot water to defrost windscreens was a bad idea.
“You are better off using cold or warm water because if you use hot water the screen will crack,” Mr Baker said.
At all times of year it is important to warm up a car before hitting the road and this is of extra importance in the frosty months.
Another handy tip from Mr Baker is once the car is on the road use air-conditioning with the de-mister as the heater will fog up the glass.
“Always warm up your car first before using your water squirter otherwise it will freeze when it hits the windscreen,” Mr Baker suggested.
Mr Baker also warned motorists to slow down in these conditions as with the ice on the road it was easier to lose control.