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How To Prevent Ice On Your Windshield

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How To Prevent Ice On Your Windshield

Although Christmas seems to come and go before you know it, January and February never seem to end – these are the months when winter can be the most frustrating. On top of this, there are various little nuisances we have to watch out for, one of which is an icy windshield. There’s nothing worse than running late for work in the morning to find your windshield frosted over.

We feel your pain, and in this article, we’ll provide some tips on how to prevent this from happening in the first place.

Aluminium Cover

If you’re not too keen on the idea of a bottled spray that needs continually replacing, this could be the solution for you: an aluminium cover for your windshield.

By simply attaching it across your windshield in the evening and leaving it overnight, you can wake up secure in the knowledge your windshield is safe. Although in extreme temperatures and weather this cover may struggle, it’s perfect for a British winter.

It’s also worth noting that this cover can be used in the summer too, protecting it from UV rays.

Garage De-icer

As you well know, de-icer can be bought from garages and large supermarkets up and down the country, most of which tend to perform as good as each other.

With this in mind, if this is the option you wish to go for, it’s probably best to simply pick the spray which is the cheapest or on sale. However, if this isn’t the solution for you, you can always create your own DIY de-icer at home – it will certainly save you a great deal of money!

DIY De-icer

If you wish to create your own de-icer at home, simply do the following: mix together three parts white vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle. There – it’s that simple.

Once created, simply spray the solution on your windshield in the evening before any ice has had the chance to form and leave it overnight. In the morning, you should wake up to an ice-free windshield.

Here’s another, perhaps more versatile, solution: mix together two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water in a spray bottle. You can simply add this mixture to your windshield in the same manner as you did the previous solution.
However, the difference with this one is that it can be used in a pinch if a sudden drop in temperature catches you off guard. That is, it can be used on a frosty morning too, removing ice pretty swiftly.


Wyatt Auto Services can provide a comprehensive service to maintain and improve the condition of your car this winter. We supply and fit dedicated winter tyres, and our expert team can provide in-depth car servicing to identify and rectify any problems before they get worse. To find out more about all of our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.


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