Winter has hit again – and along with the snow accumulating on the ground, flurries and ice also build up on your windshield. Not only is scraping your windows a hassle, it also lengthens your morning routine. Follow the simple steps below to learn how to defrost car windows and how to get ice off windshield fast.
Warm Water Method:
- Fill a bucket with lukewarm water (this can be done in your morning shower – a water savings bonus)
Warning: Don't use hot water as this could crack or damage your windshield
- Splash the bucket on your windshield
- Use a towel to wipe away the slush and leftover ice
- Buy de-icer fluid (available at your local auto store ) or mix rubbing alcohol with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle
- Spray rubbing alcohol de-icer mixture onto windshield
- Scrape away thick ice with an ice scraper or old credit card
- Wipe away excess slush and moisture with towel
Prevent Frost in the First Place
Whether you have half a foot of snow or just a thin layer of ice, you can still defrost windows fast and efficiently. Driving with even the slightest bit of ice or frost blocking your view is unsafe for you, other drivers and pedestrians. By following one of the two methods above, you’ll be on your morning commute quicker than ever.
If you’re looking to prevent ice from forming on your windshield, check out our variety of snow shades and automatic starters. Windshield shades and covers are sized to fit your ride and help protect your windows from any storms that blow through while your car is parked. With an automatic starter, your defroster can start working sooner to eliminate ice before you even step outside. Plus, your interior has never been as warm as when you’re able to crank that heat up with your automatic starter before even leaving your cozy home.
By using our simple methods or investing in a couple of our high-quality products, combatting winter’s freezing temps before your daily commute is a thing of the past.