Of the many things you need to do for your car during the winter, defrosting the windshield probably seems like one of the easiest. After all, what’s easier than turning on your defroster and waiting for your car to warm up? But not all methods of defrosting your windshield are created equal. As the car maintenance team at Northern Ohio’s Superlube Complete Car Care explain, a few key tricks can help you defrost your windshield faster.
One method of dealing with frosty windshields is to purchase a de-icer. These spray products are found at most car maintenance shops in cold areas, and they are quite easy to use. Simply spray the fluid onto any areas where ice has accumulated on the car windows and let it sit for about a minute before scraping the ice away. The de-icer will cause the ice to break free faster than it normally would. A DIY solution of rubbing alcohol and lukewarm water can also be effective.
When using your car’s defroster, there are more tips to help to effectively remove fog and ice from your interior and exterior windows. For example, don’t use the recirculating feature on your car’s heating and air conditioning system. You want to pull in dry air from outside, rather than simply recirculate the humid air contributing to your foggy or frosted interior windows. Cracking the windows slightly open, though uncomfortable, can also help eliminate fog and frost.
Of course, one of the best things you can do is prevent ice from ever forming in the first place. Tightly covering your windows with a towel or sheet the night before freezing weather arrives can stop frost from forming. Keeping your windows clean can also prevent foggy windows.
By following these simple steps, you can get on the road quickly, no matter how cold it is outside!
From engine diagnostics to standard car maintenance, the team at Superlube Complete Car Care provides everything you need to keep your vehicle in great shape! To learn more about their services or for money-saving coupons, visit them online or call (440) 937-4322.