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De-Icing Your Windshield

Nov 20, 2018, 15:05 PM by Discount Auto Glass

Early morning frost is a common find in the late fall/early winter months. So what is the best way to get your vehicle road-ready in a jiffy? There are many solutions to quickly get your windshield free of ice before hitting the road.

Making a de-icer spray is one easy way to remove built up ice on your windshield. There are two good solutions to consider. The first involves mixing two-thirds rubbing alcohol and one-third water. Shaken in a spray bottle, these elements help pesky ice disappear from your window quickly and efficiently. The second fix entails making a salt water solution. Using either table salt or road salt, mis in with water until saturated. Be careful not to spray this specific solution on anything other than the windows, as it can corrode metal. This solution is known to work better than rubbing alcohol since it freezes at lower temperatures than water, melting away any ice quicker.


Other ways to allow your windshield to warm up include:

  1. Starting your car and letting it sit idle

  2. Using a soft brush to wipe away any excess water that might refreeze on the glass

  3. Gently using an ice scraper to remove the top layer of ice

  4. Covering the windshield overnight to prevent any ice buildup

It’s important to remember to give yourself plenty of time to remove any potential ice each morning. Warming the interior of your car slowly is the key. Using the system on full blast can shock the glass, potentially damaging your windshield.

Road safety is always our top concern and should be yours as well. If it’s time to update your windshield, come see our expert installers at Discount Auto Glass to find the best solution to your glass needs. Our team of glass specialists offer the best warranty and guarantee superior workmanship and professionalism. Get a quote or find your nearest location and stop by to see us today!



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