Beat the windshield fight with these 3 easy tricks.
Winter has arrived and that means the annual fight of ice or snow covered windshields. Living in Maryland, I have my fair share of bad winter weather. Nothing is more tedious than cleaning off the windshield before work each morning.
With a little research and some innovative thinking I came up with a few tricks to make this a little less of a chore. Whether you are heading out to work or hitting the slopes, these tricks will help tackle your windshield woes this winter.
No need to buy fancy gadgets, use what you have in your home
1. Rubbing Alcohol Solution
This solution 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. It really is that simple.
She Buys Cars Tip: Never pour hot water on a cold surface, it will crack the glass.
2. White Vinegar Solution
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, it will even prevent the ice and fog from forming if you spray a coat on the night before.
She Buys Car Tip: You can spray your windshield wipers with the solution as well, this will help prevent an icy build up on them
3. Wiper Blade Sock Cover
The wiper blades tend to take the brunt of the ice and snow. Take a pair of old tube socks (you don’t want to wear them anyway, right?) slide the socks over the blades and the blades are protected from the elements. You can also spray the socks with the vinegar solution if you choose.
What do you think of these 3 tricks to help with the icy windshield on your car? Are they better than wasting gas to keep the defrosters on or getting ice shavings all over your work clothes? We certainly think so.
Share with us your winter car tips that save time!