It’s bad enough to have a dirty, grimy windshield, but a windshield covered in ice and snow will really slow you down.
A scraper can be used to remove the ice and snow from the windshield, but doing so requires a lot of work and awkward reaching, which can be extremely inconvenient and time-consuming in a tall SUV or van. With blustery winds and snow still falling, you might be tempted to stay at home! Disappointingly, that’s not an option.
But we have the solution; make some of this effective and cheap windshield cleaning and de-icer spray that won’t cost you anything but a little time and effort.
1. DIY De-icer Spray
Use a ratio of 2:1 rubbing alcohol to water in a spray container. To every 2 cups, add a half teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Ensure a good shake before use.
Spray the solution liberally on a windscreen that has frozen over. Keep waiting for a minute or two while it gradually breaks down the ice.
Some extra scraping may be required if the ice is particularly thick. In that case, get out your scraper and get rid of the tougher deposits. With a few good swishes of the windshield wipers, your windshield should be clear of ice and ready for driving.
Wait, we have more options. Get a good start on the day without having to deal with annoying windshield frost by using one of these 3 methods.