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Hate defrosting your car? This foldaway windscreen protector will be money well spent

Winter frozen back car window, to illustrate need for protective cover to eliminate need to defrost car.
Defrost your car windscreen without lifting a finger. (Getty Images)

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas... but having to defrost the car windscreen tends to make it feel like more of a nightmare.

You’re standing there, freezing, with your breath rising into the air in front of you – and quite likely an increasingly impatient passenger or two waiting to depart – furiously scraping. Not only does it feel decidedly un-festive, it also delays your journey and gets the day off to a bad start.

Luckily though, numb fingers needn’t blight your life for much longer because we’ve found the solution: a very simple product that's not particularly ingenious but will solve your ice-scraping issues.

Why we rate it

The Windscreen Frost Protector costs £25.99 from Amazon and shields your car window from frost, snow and ice build-up, meaning you can just whip it off, fire up the engine and get going.

It's super easy to use, too. Simply put the flap inside your car door on each side and close them to fix the cover in place. When not in use, it's easy to store in the boot of your car all year round too – it's made from soft material, so just fold it up and pop it away.

It's not just useful in the winter months, the aluminium foil surface layer and high quality flame-retardant cotton inside also helps to regulate your car temperature in the summer when it’s parked in the sun, a life-saver if you have leather seats.

Shop now: FREESOO Windscreen Frost Protector | £25.99 from Amazon

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What the reviews say

With over 4,000 reviews, 71% of which are five stars, many customers have called it an "absolute life-saver".

Shoppers were impressed with the quality, saying it has a good amount of weight to it, unlike other options, so you can be sure it won't lift up in the wind.

Top reviews say it's an "excellent fit and quality" and that it "completely protects" your windscreen in summer and winter from all the elements. Although we don't often get deep snow in the UK, some reviews even assure us that the brilliant contraption works during "heavy snow" and high winds.

While we’re on the topic of driving in tough weather conditions, this Winter Car Kit by the AA is a set of vital products that allows you to be ready in case of any unexpected poor weather and unforeseen roadside emergencies, including a foldable shovel, torch and vest.

Buy it: AA Winter Car Kit | £17.36 (Was £28.99) from Amazon

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3 other useful winter car buys

Pingi Car and Home Dehumidifier | £7.99 (Was £8.99) from Amazon

RevHeads Ice Scraper | £10.99 from Amazon

Car Plan Winter Car Essentials in Gift Pack | £12.59 from Amazon