It’s a cold winter day and I am squeezing five more minutes under my warm cozy covers. The shower. Ahhh, so warm. Let me stay here a couple extra minutes and let the hot water spray over my head. Coffee. I need Coffee. Scrambling for my car keys, as I am now late leaving for work, I rush to my car only to see the dreaded frozen windshield. I don’t have five extra minutes to wait for it to thaw! Luckily I learned these few tips from my Page Hardware newsletter.
To keep your windshield from freezing at night, make a solution of three parts vinegar and one part water. Pour this all over your windshield at night and in the morning you will not have ice on the glass.
If you forget to do the vinegar/water trick the night before, be sure to keep this solution handy. Fill a spray bottle 1/3 of the way with water and then fill the rest with rubbing alcohol. Spray your windshield and watch the ice quickly melt away. This mixture can even be sprayed in your locks or door handles that are frozen.
Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol has a freezing point of -89°C (-128°F) so the solution not only doesn’t freeze, it actually helps to lower the freezing point of water and melts the frost away.