06 Dec 2018
Easy Ways to Defrost Your Windshield

Quickly defrost your car on these cold winter mornings.

We’ve all been there – running out of the door late to work only to find that the car is completely frosted over. It’s going to take a good few minutes to get your vehicle ready for the roads, making you even later for work. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips on how to quickly and easily defrost your vehicle this winter.

Start the engine and turn the heater on. First things first, turn your car on and switch the heater to full blast. Make sure the blowers are pointed at the windows.

Turn the A/C on. It may seem counterproductive, but the air conditioning system pulls in dry air, meaning that there’s a lower chance of condensation on the interior.

Start scraping. Get a good ice scraper to start to move the ice from the windshield. The heater should help to loosen up the ice. If you don’t have an ice scraper, you could use an expired credit card at a push.

Whip up a solution. Mix 1/3 cup of rubbing alcohol with 2/3 cup of water to spray on the windows and watch the ice melt away. Rubbing alcohol has a very low freezing point, so you can keep it in your vehicle and use it when ice scraping isn’t an option.

Prevent it. Ideally, you have a garage to store your car overnight to prevent frosted windows. However, you can use a car cover if your vehicle is left outside.

Talk to the team of professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency for more tips on how to protect your ride this winter and beyond. We serve Mifflintown, Millersburg, Lewistown, and beyond with quality auto insurance coverage.