Clever Windshield Tips To Survive Winter

Posted onNovember 23rd, 2015 byFrank

It is only a matter of time before the winter season turns frightful. Each year I attempt to be as prepared as I can for all the unique driving challenges winter presents.  Here is a list of some handy windshield tips and tricks to help you survive winter 2016:

Fixing Foggy Windshields
To quickly clear fog without leaving a smudgy mess behind, keep a chalkboard eraser in your car. Alternatively, rolling down the window and letting some fresh air in will quickly defog windows.

Fog-PROOF Your Windshield
Put shaving cream on the inside of your windows and then wipe it off. Shaving cream has a lot of the same ingredients that commercial defoggers have, it leaves a layer on the window to keep the fog off. Also, the AC is one of the greatest defoggers. The compressor takes the humidity out of the air.

Socks As Windshield Wiper Covers
Those extra socks in your car can come in handy for your wiper blades. Use an extra pair to cover your windshield wipers at night to keep the snow and ice off of them. Raise the wipers off of the windshield and cover them up for easier de-icing in the morning.

Windshield Defroster
Whenever possible, make sure to park your car facing east. Since the sun rises in the east, it will naturally defrost your windshield in the morning so you won’t be stuck scraping ice all morning.

Easy DIY De-Icer
If parking east isn’t possible, mix three parts vinegar with one-part water and spray the mixture onto your windshield to prevent ice from forming.

Courtesy of: One Good Thing