You’ve got in all probability thought of utilizing a hairdryer as a defrosting instrument round the home earlier than, perhaps to loosen up one thing that is been caught within the freezer for some time. By that logic, it makes a point of sense to try to use one to loosen up ice and frost in your automotive’s windshield. However are you aware why they name it a “hairdryer?” As a result of it is solely meant for use in your hair, and undoubtedly not in your automotive.
There are three excellent causes you should not use a hair dryer in your automotive. The primary is our previous buddy, thermal shock. Should you try to warmth a automotive’s windshield with a hair dryer, the warmth will not circulate evenly, which means you may have a windshield that is half-hot-half-cold. When two elements of an entire have opposing temperatures, you are asking for a thermal shock-induced crack.
The opposite two causes are extra sensible. Hairdryers are solely designed to place out a really certain quantity of warmth, even on excessive, so trying to defrost a windshield with one might be going to take an annoyingly very long time, assuming the windshield does not crack instantly. Lastly, do you may have an outlet in your storage you’ll be able to plug a hairdryer into? Is the wire even lengthy sufficient? Possibly your hairdryer is battery-powered, however that also does not resolve the opposite issues.