It won’t be long before freezing temperatures, sleet, ice and snow make their way. While clearing the windshield ranks very low on our list of ‘favorite things to do,’ there are certain methods that can make the process easier. Here are our tips for de-icing your windshield.
- Turn on the defroster. First thing’s first. Start your car and get the defroster running (on high heat). As your car warms up, the heat blown onto your windshield will help melt the ice and snow more quickly.
- Scrape the windshield. While the defroster is running, use your ice scraper and brush to remove as much of the snow and ice as possible.
- Use de-icer. If you find that a stubborn layer of ice just won’t completely clear, use a de-icing spray on the windshield. The more you use, the less time you’ll have to wait for the solution to melt the ice.
- Water works, too. If you don’t have de-icer, you can use lukewarm water to clear ice (never use hot water, as it can crack the cold glass). Make sure to immediately clear the water and residual slush from the windshield to ensure it doesn’t just freeze again, especially in extreme cold.
For more ice-removal tips, visit wikihow.com.
Here at Brighton Honda, we wish you a safe winter driving season. If you need help to get your car winter-ready give us a call today!