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    Here's a tip for you guys on these frosty mornings. Buy 2 hot water bottles from your local hardware store. Fill them up and take them out to the car 1/2 hour before you need to set off. Place them on a towel, one each side of the dashboard and return to your morning routine (feeding the kids/ dog or whatever). There's then no need to leave the engine running to defrost your windscreen. Tried it this morning. Works a treat

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    Not a bad idea but seems like lots of hassle. Fill kettle, boil kettle, fill HWB, run upstairs, grab towel, place towel on dash, HWB on towel etc

    Or simply go outside and scrape ice of window with scraper.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Or just go out to the garage, open garage, start car, drive car out, close garage, drive to work
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Or just go out to the garage, open garage, start car, drive car out, close garage, drive to work

    Show off lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    Show off lol


    Too much hassle? Lazy sods! For those of us who can't afford a garage, £75 excess to replace a scratched windscreen or buy a new car after it gets nicked when you leave the engine running every time it's frosty, it's an ideal solution. The AA suggest that a partial thaw of the ice is recommended before scraping. And before anyone says it's nonsense about scratching your windscreen. The one i just had replaced was scratched to b*****y by pieces of grit getting under the scraper.

    Only trying to help

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    Haappend around here couple of weeks ago woman left car running to deice came out side to a thug getting in her car and driving away she DiD manage to get in the car but he crashed it lol

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    Sounds like good idea if only my car wasn't parked 100 metres away from my room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Sounds like good idea if only my car wasn't parked 100 metres away from my room
    100m dash with 2 hot water bottles on a frosty morning. That'll get ya going lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post
    For those of us who can't afford a garage
    In fairness I only have a garage because the house I rent has one, first time I've ever had a garage in my life and got to admit it's very nice having it, although my car only JUST fits into it.
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