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Jan 21, 2015

How to Remove Ice from You Car’s Windshield

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Windshields are the huge window that we look out of when we need to see in front of us as we drive the vehicle. A car’s windshield can quickly become dirty or wet from the various elements, making it hard to see clearly as we drive. Windshield wipers and washer fluid help the vehicle’s windshield to remain clear while being driven.

Remove Ice Build Up In Windshield

It’s important that the windshield wipers are replaced every six to 12 months or so, and that they are replaced after any noticeable damage is done to them. Otherwise, they can become ineffective and even cause damage to the windshield.

Perhaps one way windshield wipers become damaged even quicker is when the windshield has been iced over and you try to use the wipers to remove the ice and heavy snow on the windshield. This will slow the motor, and ruin the rubber and edges on the windshield wipers.

3 Tips for Removing Ice from Your Car

Ice often forms over the windshield of the vehicle. It might also cause the doors to remain shut and the fuel tank to stay shut as well. This might make it difficult to enter the vehicle, to see out of the window, or to fill the gas tank when necessary. Below are a few tips that will help you remove the ice from the vehicle for safer travels.

  • If you can enter the vehicle, start it, turn the heat up, and turn the defrost on. Give the vehicle several minutes to warm up and thaw out the ice.
  • Using an ice scraper, try to scrape as much ice off of the windshield and car windows as possible. This can be made easier if the vehicle is starting to warm up and the defroster begins to slowly melt the ice away. Use downward motion to avoid scraping the glass.
  • A 50/50 solution of alcohol and water can be put into a spray bottle and sprayed all over the windows. This will begin to melt the ice. Vinegar can be used in place of the alcohol if need be.

Ice can become burdensome during the winter months but by keeping a spray bottle with a 50/50 solution in the vehicle, purchasing deicer solutions, scraping the ice with an ice scraper, and turning the defrost on in the vehicle, the ice should quickly melt or break away within just a few minutes or so.

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