Three Tricks for Cleaning Frost Off of Your Windshield Quickly

Cleaning Frost Off Your Windshield | Mike Raisor Pre-Owned

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).

Vinegar Solution

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.

Alcohol Solution

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.

Car Settings

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.

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Four Easy Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Prepare Your Car For Winter Weather

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.

  1. Get new 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.
  2. Check 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 the cold.
  3. Put 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.
  4. Check 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.