A savvy motorist has revealed a simple trick to de-ice your car in seconds

As Britain faces a ‘snow bomb’ many motorists will be faced with the thankless task of de-icing their windscreens this week.

However, one man has revealed his simple trick for defrosting his car without getting your hands cold – and all you need is a sandwich bag and some water.

Daniel Harris, who lives in the UK, shared a video of his method on Facebook, and it quickly went viral amassing over two million views.

The ingenious idea involves simply filling a zip-up food bag with warm water and sliding it across the windscreen to melt the ice safely and quickly. 

And the results have blown the minds of thousands of motorists across the country – with many calling the method ‘revolutionary.’ 

‘Why have we never done this?’ wrote one keen driver, while another enthused: ‘I’ll need to do this. My hands were Baltic spraying de-icer because the can was that cold.’ 

Daniel Harris from the UK, took to social media to share his ingenious idea for de-icing your car. His technique involves filling up a food bag with warm water and then sliding it across the windscreen

Daniel Harris from the UK, took to social media to share his ingenious idea for de-icing your car. His technique involves filling up a food bag with warm water and then sliding it across the windscreen

Daniel Harris from the UK, took to social media to share his ingenious idea for de-icing your car. His technique involves filling up a food bag with warm water and then sliding it across the windscreen

 

The results of Daniel's video post has blown the minds of thousands of motorists across the country - with many calling the method 'revolutionary.' One wrote: I'll need to do this. My hands were Baltic spraying de-icer because the can was that cold'

The results of Daniel's video post has blown the minds of thousands of motorists across the country - with many calling the method 'revolutionary.' One wrote: I'll need to do this. My hands were Baltic spraying de-icer because the can was that cold'

The results of Daniel’s video post has blown the minds of thousands of motorists across the country – with many calling the method ‘revolutionary.’ One wrote: I’ll need to do this. My hands were Baltic spraying de-icer because the can was that cold’

Alongside the video, Daniel wrote: ‘Hot water in a food bag and bam you’ve got a de icer and a hand warmer. Works a treat, and it’s fast!’

He went on to explain that he used warm tap water so he could safely hold it and lower the risk of cracking his windscreen. 

‘The de-icer cans are so cold in the morning and this way it keeps you nice and toasty,’ he continued.

And for anyone that may doubt his trick, he added: ‘Oh and yes, it was ice, not condensation. I know it looks it but try it and you won’t be disappointed.’ 

The clever method means drivers will save their pennies as there will be no need to fork out for cans of de-icer or scrapers every time the temperature drops – or any reason to stand out in the freezing cold scraping the windscreen.

The clever method means drivers will no longer need to stand outside in the freezing temperatures trying to scrape their windscreens. File image 

The clever method means drivers will no longer need to stand outside in the freezing temperatures trying to scrape their windscreens. File image 

The clever method means drivers will no longer need to stand outside in the freezing temperatures trying to scrape their windscreens. File image 

So it’s no wonder so many were appreciative of the revelation. ‘Good idea for early frosty mornings,’ agreed one, while another was keen to try the technique out for themselves and tagged a friend: ‘Shall I order some zip lock bags, too?’ 

Others had already tested the method out and confirmed it wasn’t just a hoax. 

‘This does work, I did it to my husband’s car,’ said one, and another was so impressed she penned a bold statement: ‘I will not stand and scrape my windows ever again.’ 

Motorists have been so keen to let their loved ones know about the de-icing method that the post has since gone viral.

It has been shared over 23,000 times and received a whopping 19,000 comments from drivers from all over the country. 

Motorists commented on the post in their thousands. While one called the idea 'revolutionary' another highlighted that it was a 'good idea for early frosty mornings'

Motorists commented on the post in their thousands. While one called the idea 'revolutionary' another highlighted that it was a 'good idea for early frosty mornings'

Motorists commented on the post in their thousands. While one called the idea ‘revolutionary’ another highlighted that it was a ‘good idea for early frosty mornings’

But among the mind-blown motorists were others who insisted they had used the technique decades earlier, and some who claimed the process was too much hassle first thing.

‘I used to do this thirty years ago,’ wrote one. ‘We made plastic carrier bags and it was great after the night shift,’ while another said: ‘Looks like far too much effort for the mornings.’ 

There were also others who took to the comment section to share their favourite methods of conquering the arctic conditions.  

‘If you mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray ice it will also melt,’ wrote one. 

‘Much safer for your windshield.’ Another penned: ‘Or I can have a can of de-icer in the boot which is a lot quicker.’ 

Some weren't as impressed as others and shared their alternate methods - which they thought were much more impressive. 'If you mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray ice it will also melt,' wrote one. 'Much safer for your windshield'

Some weren't as impressed as others and shared their alternate methods - which they thought were much more impressive. 'If you mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray ice it will also melt,' wrote one. 'Much safer for your windshield'

Some weren’t as impressed as others and shared their alternate methods – which they thought were much more impressive. ‘If you mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray ice it will also melt,’ wrote one. ‘Much safer for your windshield’

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