How to Keep Your Windshield Ice Free

How to Keep Your Windshield Ice Free

When you’re running out the door to get to work or drop the kids off on time, the last thing you want to deal with is a frozen windshield. A layer of ice makes it impossible to see, so you’ll have to spend some time defrosting the ice before you can leave. Follow these tips to keep the ice away this winter.



Cover the Windshield

Keeping your car covered overnight will prevent ice from collecting on the glass. If you don’t have a fitted car cover, use a sheet to protect the exterior of your car. When the temperature dips extra low, try rubber bath mats to keep the covers from sticking to the vehicle in the morning.



Use Household Products

This one might sound weird, but cut an onion in half and rub it all over the windows before you head indoors for the night. This strange trick can prevent frost from forming on the car’s glass. You can also use rubbing alcohol on the rubber wiper blades to keep them from sticking to the windshield. If the locks get frozen, use a drinking straw to blow directly on them. Your warm breath should heat the metal enough to allow the key inside.



Side Mirrors

Icy side mirrors are hard to scrape because they’re so small. Instead of trying to use the scraper, secure plastic bags around the mirrors at night with rubber bands. When you take off each bag, you’ll reveal clean and visible mirrors.

With these helpful tips, you can keep the ice off your windshield and enjoy a quicker, easier commute.

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