Youve been defrosting your car wrong – motoring experts recommend using socks

Winter isn’t coming – it's well and truly here.

Temperatures across the UK have plummeted below freezing – and many parts of the country and now covered in blankets of snow.

This leaves motorists playing a game of weather roulette each morning on whether their car will be frozen and covered in ice and snow or ready to drive.

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Naturally, the last thing you want to be doing is standing in the cold scraping away enough of the brutal weather to get on your way.

Many hacks have been shared from a ‘mindblowing’ sun visor hack and warm water in a bag to a magic button which helps defrost windscreens in seconds.

But automotive experts at Peter Vardy have say there are four ways to prevent your car from freezing over – and one of them needs your socks.

Cover your windshield wipers with long socks

Use long socks to cover your windshield wipers to stop them from freezing over on cold nights.

This will save you time in the morning defrosting the clumps of ice that often gather on windscreen wipers.

Place rubber floor mats underneath your tyres

If your car gets stuck in snow or ice take the rubber floor mats from your car and place them under the tyre that is slipping for traction.

It should help you get over the tricky spot so you can get away but don’t forget to collect your rubber mat before leaving the area.

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Use shaving foam to prevent windows from fogging up

For this hack, you will need shaving foam and a microfibre cloth.

Put a generous amount of shaving foam onto the cloth and wipe it on your windscreen, both inside and out, until it disappears.

This should prevent your windows from fogging up in the colder months.

Never turn your heating on straight away

As the weather gets colder let your car run for a minute or two before you start driving and turn the heating on.

The reason behind this is when you turn the heating on it gets pulled from the engine, if the engine is cold it is unable to get any heat from it and ends up blowing more cold air into your car.

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