How To Prevent Icy Windshields With A Diluted Vinegar Mixture

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Defrost windshields with vinegar

I don’t know how many times I have been running late taking the kids to school etc, I finally get their coats and shoes on and then open the door to find the car all frozen… It always happens when you are running a bit late already… You then have to scrape the car or use a store brought de-icer if you have one.

This scenario can be completely avoided, with the help of some cheap vinegar, and here’s how.

  1. Get a jug and mix three parts white vinegar with one part cold water and then add to a spray bottle.
  2. The night before – spray the car windows with the solution and wipe off any excess which runs, to avoid too much getting onto the paintwork. Some people say this solution can corrode paintwork, but I haven’t found this to be the case. If you are concerned, you could spray the solution onto a cloth and then wipe the windows, as this would stop it from getting onto the paint.
  3. If you forget to spray the car the night before and you wake up to a frozen car, you can also use this solution to quickly defrost the windows as well. Just spray and watch the frost melt away.
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