Throwing vinegar or alcohol on your frozen windshield might be more efficient than hacking away with an ice scraper and cursing the snow, according to Wisebread. Inside, three easy do-it-yourself de-icing recipes that are sure to make those frigid mornings a little more bearable.
Sure, you could pay for a commercial deicer, but why bother if you have a spray bottle and vinegar?
- Fill the bottle with three parts vinegar and one part water and go spritz the car before bed.
Oh, the spritz didn’t work? Ok, um, then try these two recipes:
- “Mix one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol. Apply to the window and watch it peel right off!”
- “Use a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol (50% works, too, but not as well) with a few drops of dish soap. Apply liberally to the glass with a spray bottle. (Readers also recommend adding alcohol to the washer fluid container, with a 50/50 mix, to keep wiper lines from freezing up in the winter.)”
What other timesaving strategies do you use to keep your car ice-free during the winter? Warm up the comments with your wisdom.