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Even if freezing temperatures and dangerous road conditions aren’t enough to deter you from hitting that snooze button in the morning, there’s still one often-overlooked chore left to do before you hit the road to begin that morning commute: de-icing your windshield.

Aren’t you tired of aggressively attacking your windshield at the last minute? Follow these tips to avoid letting that happen ever again!

How to Prevent an Icy Windshield

If you want to be proactive and skip the de-icing process altogether, it’s time to take some preventive action! Get out an empty spray bottle and mix up a concoction of three parts white vinegar to one part water — spray this on your windshield and windows at night before icy weather is expected in the forecast. Just make sure to wipe any spray that ends up anywhere that isn’t glass, as vinegar can remove wax from painted surfaces on your car after prolonged exposure.

How to Quickly Remove Ice From a Windshield

Are you past the point of preventive action? No worries — we’ve got advice for you to accomplish quick ice-removal in a pinch. Once again, get an empty spray bottle. But this time, mix two parts isopropyl alcohol (70%), one part water, and a few drops of dish soap. Spray this concoction on your windshield and watch in amazement as the ice quickly loosens up, allowing you to easily brush it away with an ice scraper.

Has Icy Weather Cracked Your Windshield?

If you got carried away and cracked your windshield while trying to remove ice — whether you tried dumping hot water on the vehicle or you simply broke glass with an ice scraper — you can get affordable repairs or replacements from Alderfer Auto Glass Company. Contact us anytime during business hours to let us know how we can help!

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