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    Passed my test in April - just experienced one of the joys of winter driving for the first time...

    SCRAPING THE WINDSCREEN!

    Argh.

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    Remember...........slow and steady everywhere.

    Yes driving on black ice or frost will be like nothing you have done before be careful

    The secret for winter driving is not grab the wheel to tight. The wheel will feel very light before a slide and if you grip to hard you don't notice. take it easy ok :thumbsup:

    use a kettle of warm not boling water to shift the ice.:thumbsup:
    be warned to hot and you may crack your windscreen:oops:

    The joys of winter! Had my first bit of ice this morning, spent 15 mins de-icing the car (seems the spray stuff wasnt touching it!) and then I realised Iv lost a glove. One cold hand, one mildly warmer sorting out the car, only to get to work and its freezing there too!

    Take care on the roads now, allow plenty of time and keep blankets etc handy in case of a breakdown.

    I once had a seagull hit my car when I was doing 70...kind of makes scraping ice off the windscreen quite a pleasure!

    jarjarmustdie;7064155

    use a kettle of warm not boling water to shift the ice.:thumbsup:be … use a kettle of warm not boling water to shift the ice.:thumbsup:be warned to hot and you may crack your windscreen:oops:



    even cool water should do the trick, beats scraping any day

    Switched on my heated seats for the first time this morning, I dont know how I managed without them before.

    And dont leave your car outside with the engine running to clear the ice while you pop inside to get ready for work.

    Plenty of cars stolen that way.

    watering can full of warm water. kettle would mean u gotta keep going back and forward.

    and if ur really lazy....i opt for the hubby to do it! ahaha

    guilbert53;7064340

    And dont leave your car outside with the engine running to clear the ice … And dont leave your car outside with the engine running to clear the ice while you pop inside to get ready for work.Plenty of cars stolen that way.



    buit then it gets nice and warm.......what to do?!?
    well i leave it on but our car is on driveway so right next to house in a quiet cul de sac. i leave door open slightly so can kinda see and im stabding by door as im getting kids ready...takes forever by which time car has warmed!! wouldnt leave car on and go upstairs!!

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone - happy to have four wheels on the ground - last year I cycled in the snow (and motorcycled -not fun!).

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    it isnt winter yet! 3 more weeks to go lol

    nice & sunny with blue skies here (10°C)

    My windscreen never frosts? I guess that's the joy of living down sarf xx

    I just pour a kettle over it - hubby goes mad LOL!!!

    No, the real joy is when you've scraped it, piled all the kids into it, and then found it won't start. The joy of a small battery in cold weather.

    ClarityofMind;7064823

    My windscreen never frosts? I guess that's the joy of living down sarf My windscreen never frosts? I guess that's the joy of living down sarf xx



    depends on what time you wake up, I left home at 6:30 today and it was frosty

    Syzable;7063934

    Remember...........slow and steady everywhere.



    yeah or you'll crash your car like me into a sign post at sy will have to be your chauffer too and i dont want to share!!:roll:

    Original Poster

    ClarityofMind;7064823

    My windscreen never frosts? I guess that's the joy of living down sarf My windscreen never frosts? I guess that's the joy of living down sarf xx



    I live in Eastney, Portsmouth. The sea is about five minutes walk!

    brb driving a car thats cost 66k+ RRP and just putting the heating on for 2mins for it to melt off.

    black gerbil1;7066134

    brb driving a car thats cost 66k+ RRP and just putting the heating on … brb driving a car thats cost 66k+ RRP and just putting the heating on for 2mins for it to melt off.



    2 minutes?

    you should get a better car, in these two minutes you could have earned 2-3k easily braaaaaaah

    hassony;7066172

    2 minutes?you should get a better car, in these two minutes you could … 2 minutes?you should get a better car, in these two minutes you could have earned 2-3k easily braaaaaaah



    A real gangsta would stick his head out the window and drive for the two minutes... wouldn't he?

    black gerbil1;7066134

    brb driving a car thats cost 66k+ RRP and just putting the heating on … brb driving a car thats cost 66k+ RRP and just putting the heating on for 2mins for it to melt off.



    What's the brb for in this instance?

    Penny Saver;7066184

    What's the brb for in this instance?



    he was eating his lunch and he just burped

    Penny Saver;7066184

    What's the brb for in this instance?



    its a misk meme brah.

    black gerbil1;7066498

    its a misk meme brah.



    Erm, righto. Could someone translate this for me please?

    [email protected];7066111

    I live in Eastney, Portsmouth. The sea is about five minutes walk!



    I guess it's the warmth of all the extra bodies round here then

    hassony;7065322

    depends on what time you wake up, I left home at 6:30 today and it was … depends on what time you wake up, I left home at 6:30 today and it was frosty



    I finished work last night at 10pm, and was up this morning to chase my kids out to school. They leave at 7 so we're always up at 5.45 -ish x

    ClarityofMind;7066803

    I finished work last night at 10pm, and was up this morning to chase my … I finished work last night at 10pm, and was up this morning to chase my kids out to school. They leave at 7 so we're always up at 5.45 -ish x



    wow! 5.45??!?! i thought i was mad getting up at 6.43 (yes i set it for 43minutes past!)

    magicbeans;7067001

    wow! 5.45??!?! i thought i was mad getting up at 6.43 (yes i set it for … wow! 5.45??!?! i thought i was mad getting up at 6.43 (yes i set it for 43minutes past!)



    the girls school begins at 8.25 takes them an hr and 15 minutes to travel to it ( chose it as its a girls' school ) so they have to leave extra early xxxx
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