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Tips for De-Icing your Car

Despite the arrival of spring, good weather has been slow to show its face. On top of that we now have to face the reality of this surprise ice storm - in April!

Indeed many of us are now scratching our heads in hopes of finding the best way to free our cars from winter’s icy grip. That’s why we’re here to offer you some tips to help with the process.

We’ve got some great tips and tricks to help guide you.

1. Use a watering can filled with lukewarm water

First, avoid hot water, which could cause thermal shock on your windshield. Opt for lukewarm water instead, which will create a layer of water between the ice and the windshield, allowing you to remove the ice more easily.

2. Let the cold air in

Does your windshield become fogged up with condensation once you’ve started the car? It goes without saying that this can be a dangerous situation, as it obstructs your view. To ensure your safety, let some cold air into the car to help clear up the fog.

3. Use a mix of water and rubbing alcohol

Using a mix of rubbing alcohol and water to help de-ice your windshield has been gaining traction online. Combine two parts rubbing alcohol with one part water in a spray bottle, which you can leave in your car, since the freezing point for alcohol is -114 degrees.

4. Cover your windshield

It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing strategy in the book, but it works. Place a towel or tarp on your windshield to help protect it from ice forming. It’ll save you loads of time!

5. Pull your visor down

There is more than one trick for keeping your windows from fogging up on the road. In addition to the tip mentioned earlier, you can also pull your sun visor down to keep the air near the windshield and help the ice melt quicker.

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