The DGT has published on its Twitter account a series of recommendations for remove the ice from the windshield, specially directed those drivers who need to travel in the heat of the cold wave. Also, warn: be careful with putting heating at very high temperatures because it can cause the glass to break.
Specifically, Traffic warns that using very strong car heating at temperatures of -5º, the windshield breaks 70% of the time, and by 80% if the thermometers plummet to -10º.
With -10 degrees, more than 80% of the time.
At -5 degrees, it happens 70% of the time.
At 0 degrees, it reaches almost 60%.
– Directorate General Traffic (@DGTes) January 12, 2021
And is that extreme weather conditions continue to plague Spain. After the passage of Filomena, a cold wave that has left minimum temperatures of down to -25.4 degrees in Bello (Teruel) and eight capitals at 10 below zero, so that it is even more essential these days to follow the recommendations of the DGT in much of the country.
Traffic echoes some Carglass recommendations in which it is also remembered how to remove – or avoid – ice from the windshield correctly and without waiting for the heat to act.
No windshield wipers and if you prevent with a cardboard, better
Thus, they advise do not operate the windshield wipers on that layer of ice because, in addition to the fact that if it is thick we will not be able to eliminate it, the brushes are damaged and in the event of rain they will leave marks on the glass that will prevent us from seeing well.
To remove the ice, it is best to use a plastic scraperas it works effectively and does not damage the glass. They are cheap and can be stored in the glove compartment. We can also spray the windshield with alcohol, a substance that melts ice easily or even take advantage of the potato trick or use vinegar as we already explained.
In any case, it is best to prevent rather than cure. Therefore, it is recommended put a cardboard or blanket at night on the glass held by the windshield wipers to prevent ice from forming.
Other means that are within the collective imagination are to take a little alcohol or antifreeze in the windshield washer fluid, as it prevents the hoses from freezing and the nozzles clogging and can help us to remove the ice layer in case it is very thin (although it can also harm rubber materials), but while there is solutions that avoid adding water to the equation, the better.
Finally, it should be remembered that experts recommend change the brushes once a year so that they are always in perfect condition if we have to use the windshield wipers.
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