Tip Of The Week: Prevent Windshield Icing

Scraping ice off a car's windshieldIf you live in a part of the country that suffers through frigid winters, then you probably hate having to scrape ice off your car in the morning.

Spray BottleHere’s a cheap fix: mix three parts vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle and spray your car windows the night before. The solution will prevent ice from forming overnight.

Ready to hit the road? Check out How to Drive Safely in Winter Weather.

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  1. Chris says

    I use Rain-X on all my windows. Yes my sunroof also. Maybe a bit much. I do it every 3 months. My friends were asking why is the rain just flying off your windows. Light rain sometimes the wipers don’t have to be put on. Follow the directions and use that elbow grease. A shami cloth is great. Clean the windows very good before and let dry. I always dry mine with newspaper. This also helps rain water that would become ice lessen greatly.
    I prefer my windshield cover in the winter though.
    Defroster on, windshield cover off . Wipe the rest of car. Done. 10 min approx. Drive

  2. ScaiacS says

    I’d be weary of applying the vinegar just over the vents like that…I’m certain you can guess why: the smell of vinegar will more than likely invade the interior of your vehicle. Try it, but be prepared. You will have to use something to counter the vinegar smell. And the fun continues!