In the winter months, frost can be one of your biggest enemies. But we’re here to help! Here are some tricks on how to get frost off of your windshield quickly so that you can hit the road and take on the next adventure (or the work day).
When you combine three parts white vinegar (like that Heinz
bottle you typically find) and one part water, the mixture will help eliminate
ice and fog. The best way to use this mixture is to spray it on your windshield
the night before a snowstorm or icestorm to cut down on the formation of ice.
Much like the vinegar solution, a homemade alcohol solution
can do wonders on a frozen and fogged-up windshield. Combine two parts rubbing
alcohol with one part water into a spray bottle. Then, spray it on the
windshield. It will help get rid of the frost and the fog that comes with it.
If you’d prefer to just use your car to get the job done,
there’s a faster way to melt frost. First, turn your car’s heat on high and
full fan power. Then, though it sounds counter-intuitive, turn the A/C on.
After this, turn off the car’s air circulation. Then, crack the windows open.
This combination can help melt the frost quickly.
For more tips on how to clear you car’s windows when they are covered in frost, visit Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center.
Getting your driver’s license is an exciting
milestone in any young person’s life, and it opens the door to buying your
first car. The car-buying process can be stressful and overwhelming for a new
driver. Here’s a few things we think you should keep in mind when you’re making
Know What You Need
It’s easy to be drawn to vehicles like luxury convertibles and high-powered sports cars, but if you’re looking to get your very first car, you want to stick to the basics. Find something practical. Do you need all-wheel drive for snowy, icy weather? How much do you want to spend on gas? Thinking these questions through gives you a good idea of what you’re looking for.
Have a Good Grasp on your Finances
When you buy your first car, you need to have
a clear outlook of how much money you can set aside to pay the loan every
month. Check your credit score, even if your parents or guardian have agreed to
cosign on your loan.
Don’t be afraid to walk away from a deal and
spend some time looking at other options. Look at a wide variety of cars and
dealerships. Take various cars for a test drive. Shop for good loan options.
Then, close the deal.
If you need help with this first big automotive purchase, we here at the Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center are ready to provide the guidance you’re looking for.
Winter in Indiana is already here. The roads are covered in snow and ice and mornings look like a winter wonderland. To make sure you don’t get stranded on the side of the road, here are four tips on how to get your car ready for winter.
wiper blades. Your windshield wipers do a lot of work. You should get a new
set every six to 12 months. Consider installing a heavy-duty winter pair of
wipers to help clear the snow and ice from your window faster.
your tires. Give your tires a thorough inspection. Look for cracks or
bulges and check the tread depth. If your tread is getting too low, you might
need to get a new set of tires. Consider winter tires for better traction in
together a winter kit. If you haven’t already, put any necessary winter
tools in your car. Include things like an ice scraper, a pair of gloves, jumper
cables, a small shovel, and a bag of cat litter.
your battery. Have your battery tested to make sure it has enough power
left to get through the winter. A weak battery can fail when the temperatures
start to drop.
If you need a vehicle to take on winter’s worst, come check
out our lineup at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center.