It’s beginning to get colder outside, which for many could mean icy windshields every morning. With winter rapidly approaching, it’s important to know the right ways to de-ice your windshield to avoid unnecessary auto glass repair or replacement.
Do not pour hot water onto a frozen or iced-over windshield. The temperature difference can cause auto glass to crack. Instead, give yourself a few extra minutes in the morning and try these ideas:
1. Use scraping tools. The old-fashioned way is sometimes the best way. Plus, it’s a great workout!
2. Use the “defrost” setting. Letting your car idle and warm up is a good way to help the ice melt faster. Make sure you are not in an enclosed area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
3. Spray your windshield with a rubbing alcohol and water solution to help melt the ice. Make a 2:1 rubbing alcohol to water solution and fill a spray bottle. Spray on icy windows.