Drivers could crack their car windscreen when defrosting vehicle after 'common mistake'

Frost and ice must be cleared before drivers set off on a journey but motorists could damage their car by rushing to clear the cover. Experts at Rooster Insurance said pouring boiling water was the issue and “should be avoided”.

Glass will usually contact quickly too when it cools down making the glass flex.

It’s this flex which can make the glass crack, especially if the glass had chips or cracks in it already.

A survey from the AA found just two percent of people admitted to doing this on their own vehicles.

However, young people aged between 18 and 24 were twice as likely to do so than the general population.

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