People are just learning a simple defrosting hack taught to teen drivers
02.12.2022 - 14:05
With the arrival of December comes dropping temperatures that force drivers head out early to defrost their windshields.
Getting up early in the cold and dark is a slog in itself, so the extra task of dealing with your frosted-over windows can seem like a nightmare on winter mornings.
Thankfully, a woman has taken to TikTok under the username @saraedeutsch to share a surprisingly simple - and free - hack which makes the process much easier.
As reported by the Mirror, Sarah captioned her now-viral clip: "Teen drivers need to know this! Frozen windshields are about to be a thing with all the cold and snow."
She explained: "So, I do this video every year. If you have a windshield that is frosted over - make sure to put your visors down, so it stops the airflow and it creates a faster defrost on your windshield.
"If you ever have a sheet of ice on your car or when it's frosted - put the [sun visor] down. Otherwise, you can feel the air come straight up over it.
"If you put the [sun visor] down, it creates a block, so that it actually defrosts faster."
The clip has been viewed 2.8 million times and impressed viewers took to the comments to share their thoughts as many admitted the trick isn't helpful just to teenagers.
"That's actually pretty smart," one person wrote.
"Teens????" One person questioned. "I'm 40! I didn't know that!"
A third agreed: "I'm sorry a teen driver… I just learned this at 32 lol," while a fourth said: "36. news to me. I've been using washer fluid."
Do you know any useful car hacks? Let us know in the comments.
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