If you are able to park your car in an enclosed garage or undercover, chances are your car will be clear for you to start your journey, however, this is often not a possibility.
There are some heavy duty car covers available through Argos (and many other retailers), although you may need to take measures to stop these from being stolen and putting these covers on can sometimes take longer to remove than defrosting your car manually.
1. Short term preparation
If you suspect your car is going to frost over, wake up or plan on going to the car early before you would usually leave. This way, if your car has frosted over you have the time to defrost it. Remember if you have the engine on never leave your car unattended (this could be illegal).
2. Laws on ‘unobstructed visibility’
Part of driving law requires you to have a clear ‘all round’ unobstructed visibility when driving any vehicle.
This means if you have a small gap that you are using to see out of this is classed as breaking the law. You need to make sure before driving on the road that the windscreen and all windows are completely defrosted.
3. Car heating system