How to De-Ice Your Car: Bet You Thought You'd Never Need That Skill in Houston

Use a De-Icing Preventative Spray

Believe it or not, they make de-icing spray you put on your car before it freezes. It essentially makes the glass less adherent and ice slides off. Any accumulation can be knocked off easily with windshield wipers. Most auto supply stores carry it, though you might want to call ahead given the limited use it has in Houston and the number of other people wanting it.

Make Your Own De-Icing Prevention

You can actually create your own using white vinegar and water. Mix three parts vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle and spray liberally on your windshield. It works like a charm and your car smells like freshly dyed Easter eggs to boot!

Make Your Own De-Icing Spray

If you forget and don't want to mess with heating up the car, make your own spray to help get the ice off your windows. Mix one part water and two parts 70 percent isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray it on your windows and the ice should come off easily.

To see all these handy tips in one video, check out this video from Howcast.

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Every once and a while we run into this problem in atlanta.

I even had to use a credit card before!

To keep that from happening i bought a plastic ice scraper from the dollar store and just keep it in the glove box.

I also bought a can of antifreeze spray which works in a second if you are in a rush! (i will use your home made mixture next time instead of paying $3.99)

Even if i only use it once every year its worth it.

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I said it before and I'll say it again, Grey Goose works great in an emergency.

Nina Afrique
Nina Afrique

thanks for the tips, specialy the diy ones.

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