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Defrost Your Windscreen in Seconds With These Methods

One of the worst things about wintertime is going out to your car in the morning and finding it covered in snow or, even worse, ice. There's one thing that drives (pardon the pun) us all insane and that is frosted car windows. Since visibility is vital when driving, and since frosted windows dramatically decrease visibility, de-icing our windows isn't something that we can skip - but goodness, it's annoying. Nobody wants to do a bit of manual labor in the freezing cold every winter morning.


Luckily, there are actually three methods that can be used to quickly and effectively de-ice your car. That's right, you will no longer have to spend time scraping ice off your windscreens or waste gas by keeping the defrosters on. 

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1. Alcohol Solution 
This is definitely one of the most magical hacks of the season. All you have to do is mix 1/3 water with 2/3 rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and you've got yourself an instant, easy, DIY defrosting spray. When you have to de-ice your windows, simply spray this solution on it and watch it disappear in seconds. It works because the rubbing alcohol has an incredibly low freezing point of around -128 degrees.
2. Vinegar Solution 
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Vinegar, just like rubbing alcohol, also does the trick. To create your defrosting spray, simply add 3/4 white vinegar and 1/4 water to a spray bottle. To prevent ice from forming in the first place, you can even spray your windscreen with this solution the night before.
3. Magical Settings Combo 

If you don't have a magic mixture, you can easily defrost your car the old fashioned way - using your car settings.  Here's how to defrost your windows in half the normal time:

1. Turn your heater on full blast
2. Turn your AC on
3. Turn off the inside air circulation
4. Crack open your windows


Preventing Your Car from Icing Over

If you are one of those people who likes to be prepared for the elements, then you're probably wondering whether there's a way to prevent your car from icing over in the first place. Luckily for you, there are a few different ways you can avoid having to use the below tips.
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Anti-fogging liquid - Does exactly what it says it does: keeps your windows from fogging over. However, these can be quite expensive.
Shaving cream - Use a rag to rub regular shaving cream on the inside of your window. This works just as well as the expensive anti-fogging liquid.

Kitty litter - Fill a sock with some kitty litter and place it by your windshield overnight. This will remove moisture from the air and help prevent fogging.

Onions - May sound a bit weird, but rubbing half an onion on the outside of your windshield will prevent overnight fogging from occurring.


Source: tiphero


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