AS TEMPERATURES plummet across the UK, you might be able to save some time in the morning by using one woman’s “hack” for removing windscreen frost.
TikToker Charlotte Brown has revealed the best way to use an ice scraper so it does its job in seconds.
Charlotte admitted in a video that she had always used the flat side of her ice scraping tool, not realising the dented side had any practical purpose.
She said: “Please tap me if you knew this hack.
“So you know that side with the bits on.”
The Hertfordshire woman demonstrated using the side of the scraper with the dents over her frosted windscreen, before flipping it around and using the flat side.
She marvelled: “Look how much quicker that is.”
Sitting in her car, Charlotte then said to her online audience: “I must be dumb because I literally never knew that’s what that side was for, I thought it was just decoration … it comes off within seconds.
“And there’s me sat there for hours trying to defrost the car, at times.”
Many shared Charlotte’s wonder and said they too had no idea using the scraper’s dented side before its flat side would be more effective than just using its flat side.
One person commented: “I never knew either. Learning more off TikTok than I did at school Lool xx.”
Another said: “i never knew that not me fighting with mine every morning.”
Someone else wrote: “How have I not known this.”
And another: “nooooo im honestly shocked i just scrape it with the flat side.”
Meanwhile, others criticised Charlotte’s discovery, with one writing: “not a hack, just what you are supposed to do.”
Someone else said: “I thought this was common sense”, to which Charlotte replied: “I genuinely thought u just use the flat side hahahah.”
Other users suggested she try using warm water to make the task even easier.
Many drivers are just now learning of another handy product that can quickly defrost a car’s windscreen.
All it takes is a spray bottle, some water, and an everyday product that only costs a couple of quid.
Rooster said: “If you spray this solution onto your windscreen in the morning, it’ll get rid of the ice.”
They also suggested using a small sealable bag filled with warm water – not boiling – to rub on a car’swindscreen.
This will help melt a thin layer of ice or snow that’s resting on top of the glass.
But Rooster said the “best thing to do” is to simply wake up on time and use the car’s heater to warm up inside and melt any ice or snow naturally.