‘Tis the season of frosty mornings and frozen windshields, which when in a hurry can put a huge damper on the start to your day. But fear not, Budget Glass is here with three handy and quick ways to de-ice your windshield this winter season.
Homemade De-Icer Spray
- Water & Salt. Pour water into a spray bottle with a scoop or two of salt.
- Water & Rubbing Alcohol. Fill up a spray bottle with two parts rubbing alcohol and one part tap water.
Both of these options will lower the freezing point of water. When sprayed on your windshield, they will quickly and effectively melt the ice. Make sure to store your de-icing spray at room temperature between uses (not in the trunk of your car).
De-Fog windows from the inside
- Once you’ve removed the frost from the outside of your windshield, your windows might start fogging up from the inside. A handy trick is to keep a chalkboard eraser in your car. Use the eraser to wipe down the condensation on the inside of the windows.
Prevent overnight windshield frost before it starts
- You know what’s better than standing out in the cold with your homemade de-ice spray to melting a frosted windshield? Not having to deal with frost at all! You can prevent or lessen the amount of overnight frost on your windshield by wiping the windows and windshield down with undiluted, white vinegar after you park your car for the night.
Schedule Auto Glass Services
Winter is the season of windshield chips and cracks. With fluctuating temperatures from day to night, the melting and expansion cause chips and cracks and makes existing ones even bigger.
Contact Budget Glass
We offer fast and reliable windshield repair and replacement services to have your car back to normal in no time!