An experienced mechanic has discovered a windshield defrosting trick that could save you from costly repairs later.
Experienced auto mechanic Craig shared the useful trick on his TikTok account.
In the video, Craig explained that taking simple steps to prevent frost build-up on your engine can prevent damage to vital parts.
The mechanic at Walsall Wood Tire & Service in Walsall said: “As I chatter away in my nice heated jacket, winter is just around the corner.”
“One of the key components of the windshield washer system is a small amount of antifreeze.
“Having a nice, strong mixture of windshield washer fluid in your bottle will reduce the extent of freezing and may even help defrost your windshield if the mixture is strong enough.”
Not only is this useful for being able to see out the window in cold weather, but it can also help protect against a number of disturbances.
These include blockages in the nozzles of your windshield washer system or even cracked washer bottles that contain the fluid.
As replacing the bottles and nozzles can cost up to £100, it’s definitely worth making sure the fluid contains enough antifreeze.
Craig urged viewers to double-check their windshield washer fluid level and make sure the mixture is strong enough.
Auto experts warn against using more than a small amount of antifreeze to “top up” windshield washer fluid because in its “pure” form, when used in the engine coolant reservoir, it can damage paint or rubber window surrounds.
Alternatively, they recommend looking for a special windshield washer mixture for winter.
If you don’t know how to do this, check your owner’s manual for instructions or take it to your local repair shop.
Windshield washer fluid is available online for just £3.99 for a five liter bottle, while antifreeze is available for £3.27 for a liter.
Craig added that if you fill it up now it should last “through the winter.”
This comes after drivers were informed of a 15-minute task that could save 100 pounds of fuel.
Meanwhile, a motorist was left fuming after he was allegedly charged £30 for paying in cash at a car dealer.