How can I effectively get snow and ice off of my windshield?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 8:10 pm
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How to get snow and ice off windshield

Trying to drive when snow and ice are covering your windshield is dangerous and difficult. In the winter it can be a pain to take the extra time to clear off your car before you take off, but it is the best and safest way to ensure you get to wherever you need to go. Check out these tips for effectively clearing off snow and ice from your windshield!

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How to effectively clear snow and ice from windshield

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Trying out some of these tips to help clear off your windshield when snow and ice are built up on it might help you save some time before you can hop in and hit the road! Getting snow off of your vehicle is easier, simply use a soft-bristle brush to brush off the snow! Don’t forget to clear off your headlights and taillights in addition to your windows. Clearing off the ice can be tricky, so check out these tips for clearing ice from your windshield!

  • Start your car to let it warm up. Turn on the defroster if your vehicle is equipped with one and turn on the heat at full blast.
  • Spray your car with a saltwater solution. Make sure to dilute the salt with plenty of water and use it sparingly, as heavy salt exposure can damage your glass.
  • Use an alcohol and water solution. Use two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water to create a safer solution to help break down the ice covering your windshield.
  • Once the ice is starting to break down, use a squeegee, soft-bristled brush, ice scraper, or your windshield wipers to brush away the ice.

There are also some things we feel like we should remind you not to do. Never pour hot water over your windshield to try to melt ice faster, as it could crack the glass. Don’t use metal products to scrape your windshield as it can scratch your windshield.

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Following these tips will help you effectively clear off your windshield so you can hit the road safely this winter! For all of your automotive needs, come to Allan Nott Auto!

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