Winter is upon us and one thing that is a hardship that all drivers face is ice on the windshield. We spend a long time trying to get the ice removed before we drive our car. This is a cold chore that everyone dreads; however it has to be done to assure a safe trip. I will explain how to remove ice from your windshield without spending a long time scraping the wind shield out in the freezing cold.
There are a few methods you can use to do this besides scraping. One way is to turn on the car. Put the cars defroster on the hottest setting and then turn on the air conditioner. Then set the defroster setting to low. Next brush snow off the windshield and spray de-icing solution on the windshield. Turn your wipers on and go inside you warm home for a few minutes waiting for the ice to come off.
You can also use lukewarm water to get the ice off your windshield. Do not use hot water as this can crack your windshield. Make sure the water is lukewarm and you can comfortable stick your hand in the water before poring on the windshield. Start your car turn on the wipers and slowly pour the lukewarm water over the windshield. The wipers will get the water off the windshield quickly.
If you do not have any de-ice on hand this can easily be made with water and vinegar or water and rubbing alcohol. Mix the solution half and half and pour into a spray bottle.
You can also prevent ice forming in the first place n your windshield. When you know it is going to be cold enough to ice up your windshield or you know snow is coming and you do want to have to clean it off the windshield, simply put a blanket or a tarp over your windshield and you back glass. This will keep the ice and/or snow off the windshield. Then when you go to leave just pull the blanket or tarp off and you are ready to go.
NASA has created a product that will take the ice off your windshield by simply spraying the product and turning on your wipers. The product is called Ice Free it is a spray for automobile windows and it provides protection for temperatures down to 20 F. You can apply it before the bad weather and it will prevent ice or snow from sticking on a glass surface. It also is a deicer. Just spray it on the ice and it helps the thawing process considerably.
You also should invest in a pair of heated windshield wipers. These come in very handy in keeping your windshield clear while driving and also helps with the thawing process. I hope you try these how to remove ice from your windshield tips and they will get you on the road quicker and much safer.