North East UK news Car experts uncover 12p onion hack for preventing windscreen frost PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - With temperatures set to plunge in the UK, it's worth remembering a cheap hack that can save your windscreen from freezing
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Experts have uncovered an unlikely solution to a problem that affects drivers everywhere in winter which could save you being landed with an unwanted £100 fine. Some drivers may be unaware that frosty windscreens can actually land drivers with a £100 fine and three points on their licence. Rest assured, help has arisen from a very unlikely source, the Mirror reports. Thankfully cold weather experts from Iceland, Lotus Car Rental, have now revealed bizarre hack that should keep your windscreen from freezing over using something you're likely to have in your kitchen right now! READ MORE: 'It's coming home' - Incredible scenes from Newcastle's World Cup fan zone as England thrash Iran The item in question, which costs about 12p from most supermarkets, is an onion. According to the experts, onions can break down frost as soon as it forms on the window. Simply cut an onion in half and rub it generously all over the windows and windscreen the night before you need to drive. This should stop frost from forming in the first place. If you don't have an onion, a potato should work in the same way – and at least it won't make you cry in the process. Vinegar works in the same way, so you could spray a vinegar solution mixed with water on your windscreen the night before.
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. If using vegetables doesn't appeal to you, there are a few other tricks and tips you could try out. For example, you could try putting a bed sheet or large piece of cardboard over the windscreen to avoid it freezing over night. Another tip is to use a deicing fluid, which can be bought at most supermarkets and petrol stations. While homemade alternatives can be effective and cheaper, this will most certainly do the job and is handy to keep in the car for when you need it. If all else fails, you could try to fill a bag with warm water and run it over the windscreen for a quick result. The experts warn: "It may sound obvious but it’s always worth mentioning that you should never pour boiling hot water onto your windscreen. While one in five of us have admitted to doing this, even pouring lukewarm water can cause car windows to crack, especially if they are already chipped. "Instead, pour some warm water in a ziplock bag and then rub the bag over your windscreen. This hack went viral on TikTok last winter because it takes the ice off in seconds!" READ NEXT: Dec Donnelly 'disappears' off camera after I'm A Celebrity fall Ellie Taylor 'confuses' Strictly viewers with Johannes apology Owen Warner 'closing in' on I'm A Celebrity win days before final Strictly's Nikita Kuzmin returns for Blackpool with 'unexpected' new partner Jill Scott 'clinches' I'm A Celebrity win with moving speech
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