When you’re in a hurry, removing ice off your windshield with just a scraper can be a frustrating and time-consuming task.
Keep reading for three different techniques on how to get ice off of your windshield quickly and efficiently, and learn who to call in the event that your windshield cracks.
Here are a few ways to defrost your windshield, regardless of a light dusting of snow or thick ice.
Start your engine to warm up the interior of your car. Using an old credit card, begin scraping the light frost at a 30-degree angle.
Work from the bottom up since the defroster will loosen up frost at the bottom of the windshield first.
Quickly thaw a light coating of ice or soften a thicker coat of snow with a de-icer spray. While there are products sold online, and at auto shops, you can make your own deicer spray at home.
Mix three parts vinegar and one part water or two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water in a spray bottle.
Turn on your car so the defroster can start warming up the inside of the vehicle. Spray your windshield with the solution and wait 15 to 30 seconds while the ice softens and melts.
Using a snow brush, wipe the remaining ice off of the windshield.
Fill a bucket with warm water and make sure it’s not boiling—extremely hot water can damage your windshield.
Pour the water on your windshield from the top down. The ice will melt almost immediately.
If you use hot water to get ice off your windshield, you could risk cracking your windshield. In the event that your windshield chips or cracks, call the experts at Glass Doctor®.
We can repair most chipped windshield and replace windshields with cracks that are longer than three inches.
To determine if a repair or replacement is necessary, we consider three factors:
When you call Glass Doctor to repair your cracked windshield, here’s what you can expect:
If your windshield chips or cracks when you try to get ice off, call the experts at Glass Doctor. We can determine if you need a repair or replacement and typically perform the job within an hour.
Schedule an appointment with us today at 855-603-1919.
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