Do You Know How To Safely De-Ice Your Windshield? Here’s How
If you've lived in El Paso for a while you know we don't get much winter weather, but when we do get a wintery blast you might need to deal with icy or foggy windows. If you don't know how to deal with those, check out these tips:
1. Make your own de-icer - You should neverpour hot water on an icy windshield. The glass could crack or shatter. Put two parts of 70% isopropyl alcohol and one part water into a spray bottle and spray the liquid on your windshield. Give it a couple of minutes to loosen the ice and then use your windshield wipers to clear the slush.
2. Help the de-icer - You can put the defroster in your car on the warmest setting and on high for the front and rear windshields to help melt the ice on the outside after you spray your DIY de-icer.
3. Don't warm up your car - I know we were all taught by our dads to warm up a car on a cold morning but car experts say warming up your car is bad for the engine. Apparently it's something about gasoline and cylinder walls and lubricants.
4. Foggy windows - When there is condensation inside your vehicle you might get foggy windows. The difference in air temperature inside and outside your car can also lead to foggy windows. To help cut down on that, experts say to leave a sock with kitty litter in your car to help absorb excess humidity.