How to de-ice your car: top tips for a speedy morning getaway

A member of the public de-ices their car near Ashford, Kent, as large areas of Britain were brought to a halt today as the big freeze tightened its grip on the nation.
A member of the public de-ices their car near Ashford, Kent, as large areas of Britain were brought to a halt today as the big freeze tightened its grip on the nation.

As the weather hits wintry sub-zero depths and Christmas spirit pervades the air, there's one time when very few people feel like celebrating peace on earth and goodwill to all men – the mornings. De-icing a stubbornly cold car is one of the worst winter chores that, sadly, almost everyone without a garage has to endure.

But don't worry, because it doesn't have to be that difficult. Here are our methods for clearing the frost from your screen...