3 Tricks to Quickly De-Ice Your Car This Winter

Tis the season for snowmen, snow days, snow forts…and snow-covered cars. One of the worst wintertime conundrums is rushing out the door in the morning, only to find your car completed covered from last night’s unexpected snow fall. And if it’s not snow, it’s something ten times worse: ice.

No matter which way you slice it, snow or ice, trying to get your car up and running on these typical winter mornings is no small feat. You can wake up an hour earlier than usual to get the car running, you can make yourself late with some frantic scraping, or you can use these three tips to get the job done quickly!

This one kind of seems like a no-brainer, you guys. These three tips have been tried and tested by many on the internet, including us! So when we tell you these hacks will clear up your frosted windshield like no other, you best believe it.

What do you think of these three methods to quickly defrosting your car? Are they better than wasting gas to keep the defrosters on or getting ice shavings all over your work clothes? We would hope so. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

1. Alcohol Solution

Lenore Edman via Flickr

Lenore Edman via Flickr

This solution, originally brought to us by newsman Ken Weathers, is officially the most magical hack of the season. All you have to do is mix 1/3 water and 2/3 rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Whenever your windshield is fogged over (with ice or otherwise) you simply have to spray this solution and watch the fog disappear.

2. Vinegar Solution

Mike Mozart via Flickr

Mike Mozart via Flickr

Not a fan of rubbing alcohol? Vinegar will also do the trick! A 3-to-1 white vinegar and water mixture sprayed on a windshield will get rid of ice and fog, and will even prevent these things from forming if you spray a coat on the night before.

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