Pouring water over windows. I tried that years ago and what happened. It all froze in a minute or so blocking the cars drains. Wiper blades out of action. Doors frozen shut. Also the parking spot became a sheet of ice. OK less water. But still not good. If your car is parked on the road outside your house you could be endangering pedestrians.
If you park alongside your house the amount of ice formed is reduced as the warmth of the house helps but houses are now better insulated so not so good. Which way you car is facing or is sheltered makes a difference.
If Norman still lives at the old Reyrolle bottom end. His car is far more sheltered than mine so his fan heater has an easier job than mine would if I could run a lead to my car but I have no garage or outside power point (must put one in place).
As I live out in the sticks and higher up we get harder weather. There can be a difference in temp between our house car park and parking in Harrogate of 2 to 5 degrees. We at home get the effects of wind chill which is the real problem.
Remember years ago when you could buy a small paraffin car heater which you put under the bonnet, used one in the 60/70ís.
Just opened up the curtains and we have 10mm of snow this morning and still falling so it trial time as have to be in Harrogate by 10.15. I may get a chance to use the 4 wheel drive for the 3rd time in 5 years.
Just waiting to wave off the granddaughter to school. Her Dads Old Defender just ignores the snow, knobbliest great for mud and snow etc.
Shower time Allan C.
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