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Eight best products to de-ice cars fast – here’s the full list of options


BRITAIN is currently in the clutches of a cold snap which means many motorists have been starting the day getting ice off their cars.

But there are many de-icing myths which could damage your vehicle and end up costing thousands to repair.

A man’s hand scraping front car window on an icy day

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A man’s hand scraping front car window on an icy dayCredit: Getty

All sorts of weird and wonderful claims have been made in recent weeks, from using oranges to spraying a mixture of vinegar and water.

However, a safer bet are the options on the market if homemade remedies and hacks just aren’t up to the job.

But which is the best?

Here are the top eight products to de-ice your motor quickly.

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1) Heavy Duty Car Windshield Cover

This four layer heavy duty windshield cover has been designed to effectively prevent ice and frost forming.

Make sure the cover is attached to your car by tucking the sides into the doors, with the silver side facing up.

The £11.89 item (Amazon) can also be used in the summertime to prevent your car from overheating.

2) Kärcher Edi4 Electric Windscreen Defroster

This handy defroster will remove stubborn ice from car windscreens in a single movement and costs £56.94 on Amazon.

Simply place the ice scraper on the car window and the disc on the device will rotate as you apply light pressure taking just three minutes to de-ice.

3) Halfords Bluecol Ice scraper

The new Bluecol premium ice scraper is large, robust and perfect for scraping thick ice and snow off your vehicle windows without damage.

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This ice scraper has a padded grip that will allow you maximum comfort when in use and costs just £2 at Halfords.

4) CarPlan Blue Star Winter De Icer Spray 500ml x 2

The CarPlan de-icer spray helps remove any heavy deposits of snow, frost and ice.

Costing just £8.49 on Amazon you should spray from the top of the windscreen and work your way downwards.

5) Streetwise In-Car Auto Heater/Defroster With LED Light

This in-car auto heater will warm up your car efficiently from the inside out.

Costing just £22 at Argos, it will do a bang up job warming up the windscreen and helping to reduce condensation and frost.

6) Carplan Pre-Icer Spray

CarPlan Pre-Icer has been designed to prevent ice and frost from bonding to car windscreens and other glass surfaces.

It provides a temporary coating that absorbs moisture preventing it from bonding to the glass and costs as low as £25.50 on Amazon.

7) Snow Brush and Ice Scraper

If you want to do it the old-fashioned away, the 2-in-1 ice scraper and snow brush will help you quickly remove pesky ice.

All you need is some elbow grease and your car will be sorted with this handy piece of equipment for £12.99.

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8) Windscreen Cover Frost Protector

The Tevlaphee windscreen cover – costing just over £27 – will protect your vehicle from the elements overnight.

All you need to do is attach the two side flaps close inside the car and hang both the elastic bands on the wing mirrors.





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