Getting rid of frost on your vehicle’s windshield is no easy task, especially when you’re already running late. Using an ice scraper does get the job done, but it takes plenty of energy and time. We have some solutions on how to get the job done quickly, so you can carry on with your day.
Water and rubbing alcohol
This is a life hack you’ll want to use! It’s been called the magic bullet for icy windshields. What you do, according to TipHero, is mix 1/3 water and 2/3 of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on your car’s windshield and watch the ice vanish. Some are hesitant to use this method, afraid rubbing alcohol will rub off paint. It will not do any permanent damage to the car paint.
Water and white vinegar
Similar to water and rubbing alcohol, this homemade method will help get rid of frost fast. Mix up a third of white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. The night before, spray it on your car’s windshield to prevent ice from forming. In the morning you’ll wake up and appreciate skipping the scraper.
Sock with kitty litter
Sounds strange, but it works wonders. Fill an old sock or one you don’t mind getting dirty, with some kitty litter and put it by your windshield overnight. The kitty litter helps to remove excess air moisture to prevent fog from forming on your windshield and keeping it visible.
Tarp it up
The easiest way to prevent ice from forming on your windshield is to cover it up at night. This can be done with a tarp, folded bed sheet or beach towel. It will prevent any ice from forming on your windshield and will save precious minutes in the morning.
Another way to get rid of frost on your car’s windshield is to pour lukewarm water over the ice. The ice will soften and you’ll be able to easily wipe it away. This usually works best when there is a light layer of ice coating your car.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
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