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When the temperature starts to drop, one thing that is dreaded is the ice that accumulates on ones windshield. If you are able to park your vehicle in a garage overnight, you may not have to battle the early morning ice. Although, after work, during shopping trips and outings, you may need to de-ice your vehicle. There are many methods and best practices for de-icing the windshield of your vehicle. Some are conventional and some are just best practices discovered over the winters.
How to safely remove ice from your vehicle’s windshield
– Never use hot water to defrost your windshield. It will crack your windshield.
– Plan ahead. Listen to the weather forecast. The worse thing is running late and then discovering you have a blanket of ice to tackle.
– Never drive with ice or snow covering your window. This is very dangerous. Always take time to defrost or scrape your windshield.
– Put a piece of cardboard over your windshield while you are away from your car.
– Place a towel or sheet over your windshield while you are away from your car.
– Sit in your car, relax and turn on the defroster.
– Keep an ice scraper in our vehicle.
– If you don’t have a scraper handy, you can use a card from your wallet. A spatula will also do the trick.
– Invest in a can of de-icing solution to keep inside your vehicle.
– Work your way to the center of the windshield. If the ice coating is very thick, you can start by scratching just a small square in one corner and then work your way across the windshield to the center.
– Change your windshield wiper blades at least twice a year.
– Turning your vehicle’s defroster on high may crack your windshield. Always turn it on low.
– Keep a pair of waterproof gloves in your vehicle.