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Four Car De-Icer Solutions to Do At Home

Four Car De-Icer Solutions to Do At Home

The winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the season and holidays with family, but it can also mean a bit of a hassle when it’s time to get on the road. In most locations, winter weather means your car will greet you with an car glass full of ice, or a frozen-over windscreen that you will need to de-ice before you hit the road. Instead of using a credit card or cracking your glass by tossing hot water on your windscreen, try one of these four de-icing solutions from London Car Windscreen that you can make at home. This way you can avoid the need for windscreen replacement!

Melt the Ice

One of the easiest de-icers you can make at home is a simple solution of water and rubbing alcohol. Take a plastic bottle and add one part room temperature water and two parts of rubbing alcohol and shake well. If you want to make the solution slightly stronger, add a couple drops of your favorite liquid dish soap to the mix. Spray on your windscreen and on any other car glass that is iced. Wait a few minutes and watch that sludge drip away!

Ice Prevention

While most people have some rubbing alcohol in their medicine cabinet, there may be times when you will have to make do without it. If this is the case, you can use the next best thing, which is vinegar. Take a plastic bottle and add one part room temperature water and three parts of vinegar and shake well. Spray this solution all over your car glass and your windscreen the night before, or anytime you plan to park your car for more than an hour. This will keep your glass free of ice for at least 12 hours.

Decrease Ice Buildup

One way to melt the snow or ice as well as to stop it from building up is to add a tablespoon of salt to a quart of water. Take an old cloth or towel and soak the cloth in the liquid sodium solution. Wring out the cloth so that it is slightly damp but not soaking wet, and then place it over the entire surface of your windscreen. Not only will this prevent your windscreen from being covered in ice, but it will also stop snow from building up on your car glass.

Windscreen Wipers

There is nothing worse than trying to clean your windscreen only to realize that your windscreen wipers have become frozen. The quickest way to keep them thawed from the comfort of your own home is by adding a small amount of rubbing alcohol inside the area that holds your fluid reservoir. Regular fluid is always the best, but for those times that you don’t have winter washer fluid on hand, this is the next best thing.

London Car Windscreen Winter Tips

Here at London Car Windscreen, we are always concerned about your winter road safety. It is important to never use hot water to de-ice your windscreen and never use metal to scrape snow from your car glass. Both options can damage your car and end up costing you an arm and leg in costly repairs. If you have suggestions about how to de-ice your car at home, give us a call at 0751 245 8701 to let us know today!