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De-ice car windows? Therefore, you shouldn't try cold water

2022-01-07T08:45:01.257Z

De-ice car windows? Therefore, you shouldn't try cold water Created: 01/07/2022, 09:39 AM From: Andre Borbe Do not use water to de-ice frozen panes. © picture alliance / Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa Again and again one reads on the Internet about the tip to de-ice frozen panes with lukewarm or cold water. But here too there is a danger to your car. Many people have to move quickly, especially



De-ice car windows?

Therefore, you shouldn't try cold water

Created: 01/07/2022, 09:39 AM

From: Andre Borbe

Do not use water to de-ice frozen panes.

© picture alliance / Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa

Again and again one reads on the Internet about the tip to de-ice frozen panes with lukewarm or cold water.

But here too there is a danger to your car.

Many people have to move quickly, especially in the mornings, and nobody can use an icy car window.

Some drivers use water instead of deicing spray or an ice scraper - in the worst case even boiling water.

However, you should stay away from this method even at lower water temperatures.

Never de-ice the windows of a car with boiling water

Anyone who thinks that they can quickly

remove the ice from

the

windshield

with hot water is

making a big mistake. The ADAC urgently warns against this. The window could develop stress cracks during this treatment.

If the hot water hits the ice-cold car window, it can shatter in the worst case. Due to the

laminated safety

glass

in the windshield, there

shouldn't be any splinters flying around, but the glass is definitely scrap. In the end, all that remains is an expensive exchange. For this reason: Under no circumstances should you tip hot water on iced windows.

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Deicing car windows: Even lukewarm water is dangerous

Instead of boiling water, some drivers often use lukewarm or cold water.

They hope to avoid the danger of the car window cracking.

But be careful:

the problem is not solved if you use water at a low temperature.

Rather, the temperature difference between the pane and the water is important.

When the outside temperature is very low, even lukewarm water can be dangerous.

This is

usually 30 to 35 degrees

and can also have fatal consequences for the car windows at sub-zero temperatures.

Many experts also advise against cold water.

Find out more:

 Car washing in winter - What to watch out for.

How to avoid frozen car windows

There are simple ways to prevent your

car window from freezing overnight

.

Simply clamp a piece of foil or a cardboard box under the windscreen wipers.

You can also clamp these with loops in the doors or windows.

You should be careful not to damage the seals.

Also interesting:

 car care in winter - these five tips protect against salt and rust.

Clear windows are also promised by a

hot water bottle on the dashboard

, which is either placed there half an hour before driving off or, if the temperature is moderate, overnight.

The radiated heat thaws ice or prevents its formation beforehand.

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Source: merkur

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