Removing ice from your windshield is a pain. Unfortunately, when you live in a place like Missouri where winters are always snowy and icy, it’s something you have to deal with regularly. Thankfully, there are some tricks to the process that can make it easier and quicker so you can be on your way with your morning commute.
Warm Up Your Car
If possible, start your car 10 to 15 minutes before you plan to leave. This will give it a chance to warm up enough that it can blow warm air to help defrost the windshield.
Use a Homemade De-Icer
If you’re in a pinch, you can take a cue from the effectiveness of road salts and mix a tablespoon of road salt with a cup of water in a spray bottle. However, this mixture should be used sparingly, and should be washed off thoroughly after each use. Another option is to mix two parts rubbing alcohol to one part water. Spray this on to help melt the ice on your windshield.
Use a Store Bought De-Icer
You can find effective, pre-made de-icers at any auto parts store. With these, all you’ll need to do is spray and watch as the ice melts away. Use a brush or scraper to help remove the loose ice pieces from the windshield.
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