Automotive Maintenance Tips

December 08, 2016
There’s a faster way to defrost your car’s windshield

A little fall debris can cause your car a lot of trouble. Find out how to avoid car problems caused by fall debris. Not all of us have the luxury of a covered garage and as the temperature decreases, the time it takes to get your car on the road increases.

A couple weeks ago we asked our Facebook fans if they had any tips or tricks for defrosting their cars. Some people use warm water and others keep things simple with an ice scraper. One method that was rumored to work wonders was household rubbing alcohol.

We were very intrigued by this method and put it to the test this morning! Here’s what you’ll need to try it out for yourself:

  1. A spray bottle
  2. Rubbing Alcohol
  3. A nose that isn’t sensitive to the smell of rubbing alcohol

The results were impressive to start. After spraying a light coat over the windshield you could see the frost dissolving instantly. Unfortunately, it didn’t dissolve all the way through and left a thin layer of frost on the windshield. In the end, the results were good because it did significantly reduce the time spent defrosting the vehicle, however, there was a strong stench of rubbing alcohol and it didn’t replace the need for an ice scraper.

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