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Tips and Tricks To Help Keep Snow and Ice Off Car Windows in the Winter

How To Keep Frost Off Your Car Windshield in the Winter

Winter is fast approaching and that means frost on your windshield in the morning. When you are in a hurry to get to work, there is nothing more infuriating than having to take the time to scrape off your car windows, forcing many drivers to ask – how can I prevent frost on my car windshield? Learn how to keep frost off your car windshield in the winter with these tips and trick from Downeast Toyota.


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Keep Your Windshield Covered

Take this easy step to avoid ice and frost buildup on the windshield of your 2018 Toyota Camry this winter and keep your windshield covered at night. You can purchase a windshield cover to guard against frost at many auto parts stores, but if you are looking for a more cost-effective way to keep your car windows clear of frost, you may want to try cardboard, a tarp, cloth or old rubber bath mats. Cut pieces to fit your windshield and put them under your windshield wipers when you go in for the night – this will create a protective barrier and keep snow and ice off your windshield for a quick exit in the morning.

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Spray Your Windshield with Vinegar or Rubbing Alcohol

Tired of having to go to the store and buy expensive windshield deicer each winter? Use household products to do the job. Each night before you go to bed, spray your windshield down with a vinegar solution that is three parts vinegar and one part water. This vinegar solution will help prevent frost and ice from forming on your windshield and if you are in a hurry in the morning, the same mixture will melt the ice. You can do the same with a 2:1 rubbing alcohol and water mixture. Remember not to use hot water – the rapid increase in temperature could create cracks in the windshield.


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Are you always running late in the morning? Do you forget to leave time to scrape the ice off of your windshield in the winter? Make life a little simpler and learn how to keep frost off your car windshield in the winter with a few tips and tricks. Are you looking for a new Toyota car, truck or crossover before winter arrives? Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory to find a model that fits your lifestyle today!