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.
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