Quick Tips for De-Icing Your Windshield in the Winter

December 18th, 2019 by


Quick Tips for De-Icing Your Windshield During Winter

Dealing with an ice-covered windshield is an unpleasant aspect of owning and driving a car in the winter. A thin layer of ice may melt by only warming up your vehicle before driving it. Thicker layers of ice may require you to scrape away the ice. This can be an uncomfortable experience, and it inevitably leaves some ice particles behind. The good news is that there are a few other safe and fast ways to de-ice your windshield this winter.

An Alcohol and Water Solution

Prepare a spray bottle filled with a 70 percent solution of isopropyl alcohol and tap water. This particular concentration of alcohol is essential to prevent windshield damage. Combine two parts of the alcohol with one part water. When you spray this solution on your windshield, you may notice the ice quickly melt away. This is because the solution’s freezing point is much lower than the freezing point of pure water. Do not heat this liquid or any other liquid before applying it to the windshield.

A Saltwater Solution

Likewise, saltwater’s freezing point is well below the freezing point of fresh water. If you do not have isopropyl alcohol nearby, you can add a few tablespoons of table salt or road salt to a spray bottle filled with water. Dissolve the salt entirely in the water before applying it to the car window.

A Store-Bought Solution

If you are not confident in these homemade solutions, another option is to purchase a de-icing spray at your local store or online. These can be expensive, but they are an effective way to tackle an icy windshield without delay.

Do you have more questions about de-icing your windshield? Do you want to learn more about some of the features available in our new models that can help you to stay more comfortable on the road this winter? Contact Holman GO for help with all of your questions and concerns.

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