Advice for Car Owners: Why You Should Rub Your Windows with a Potato

Henrik Rothen

Dec.08 - 2023 2:50 PM CET

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Motorists are told they can benefit from rubbing a potato on their car window when the temperature drops this winter.

According to specialists at LeaseCar.UK, a piece of potato can function as a 'superhero' tool at home to prevent condensation and frost on the glass. This is reported by Pensionist.dk.

Potatoes contain starch, which can act as a barrier between the car window and the air.

It's best to use before a hard frost.

Here's how you do it:

Tim Alcock, spokesperson for LeaseCar, claimed that a slice of potato is all motorists need to make use of this simple and hassle-free trick.

'The starch and sugar inside a potato are superpowers when it comes to removing ice. Use a sliced potato and rub it over the window. The contents of the potato prevent water and ice from adhering. Any starch marks from the potato can easily be cleaned with the car's windshield washer fluid and a few strokes on the window,' he explains.

Car owners just need to cut the potato into smaller pieces and rub the bottom of the vegetable against the car windows.

It Can Be Costly:

It is a legal requirement for motorists to ensure they have proper visibility before getting behind the wheel. This also applies to defrosting windows.

In fact, not having properly cleaned the car's windows can result in a big fine.

In severe cases, it can even lead to a conditional revocation of the driver's license.