With cold weather already hitting some parts of the country, it is anticipated that this winter may even bring additional snow. Icy weather, freezing temperatures and snowy conditions can all play havoc with your windscreen though, and this is something to be taken seriously in the winter months. So how can you help? Well, here at Red Rose Windscreens, we are Preston’s leading windscreen repair experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about cold proofing your windscreen.
What are the options for cold proofing your windscreen this winter?
So what can you do to mitigate the negative effects of the snow on your windscreen? Well, there are several steps to take. These include:
- Waxing your car. Waxing your car can help to protect your car, and the paint, from the salt and grit flying off the roads this winter. This wont do much for your windscreen though.
- Drive slowly. Driving too quickly over icy, uneven surfaces, or even roads that have been gritted is not only dangerous for you, but it could result in a chip or crack in your windscreen too.
- Windscreen covers. If snow is due for your area, you could think about using a windscreen cover to protect your windscreen from the worst of the frost and ice. This could save you money on windscreen repairs in the long run.
- Double up on De-icer. Keep a can of de-icer in the car, but you should also keep one in the house, in case your car becomes frozen shut. De-icer is a safe way to remove ice and frost from your windscreen. You should never resort to pouring boiling water over the windscreen as this can cause structural weaknesses resulting in cracks.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Red Rose Windscreens.