Anyone who lives in a snowy part of the country knows just how annoying it can be to de-ice your windshield. We all wish that the defroster worked faster so we can get on the road as quickly as possible. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get your car road-ready on an icy day without damaging your windshield.
Ditch the scraper
Never use a metal scraper on your windshield. If using enough force, the pressure of the scraper can scratch the glass. You should use a plastic scraper only as a last resort to avoid damage to your windshield. The best way to do this is after using a deicing solution and warming up your car. After doing those two things, you can then gently scrape away the thawed ice.
Make a de-icer spray
Using a liquid to remove ice and snow is a simple way to get you on the road more quickly. You can either choose to buy a commercial spray at a big-box store, or you can choose to make your own. With whatever de-icing solution you choose, be sure to take great care to only apply this to the glass and not the paint.
There are three ways to DIY this:
Warm your car slowly
There’s a reason that your windshield defroster doesn’t work quite as fast as you’d like. The sudden temperature change from warming up your car too quickly can cause major damage to your auto glass. Be sure to turn your heater up slowly to properly de-ice your car and minimize damage. Never use hot water on a frozen windshield.
At Abra Auto Midwest, we understand the consequences that come with damaging your windshield. We pride ourselves on providing quick, affordable, and convenient auto glass repair services. If you do need your windshield fixed and don’t have the time to stop at a repair shop, consider using our FREE mobile auto glass service. To learn more about our free mobile auto glass service or to make an appointment, be sure to reach out to Abra Auto Body & Glass and we’ll service all of your auto glass needs.
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