A Winter Storm came and went. You have finished cleaning your driveway. However you need to drive to work. Your car is covered in ice.Even worse you go for the door it is frozen shut. A trick to prevent this from happening put silicone polish on the seals of the door to keep it from sticking. For extra protection use WD40 on the locks.Defrosting cars isn’t a fun winter activity. Lucky for you, we have field proven techniques and strategies to defrost your car.
What Makes Defrosting Your Car So Important?
According to SafeWinterRoads.org every year nearly 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet. The precipitation clouds windshields. A clean and clear windshield is key to preventing these winter fatalities. Here at Pride Home Warranty we want you have safety and comfort when you drive this winter.Protect your family by making sure you can see through your windshield. If you are driving and notice frozen rain hitting your car. Turn on the air conditioner. This may seem counter-intuitive in winter but it will help remove moisture from the air. Turn air re circulation off.
Winter Car Defrosting Disasters
The cold temperature doesn’t only affect the glass but it can affect the car’s fluids. Oil,Antifreeze and Transmission fluids can become more thick as temperatures plummet. Change fluids before start of the season. Batteries die off in the winter. Cold air makes the metal parts of your vehicle vulnerable to freezing water damage. Tire Pressure can decrease at rest and increase when the car is moving. Accidents are more likely to take place when tire pressure is low.
It is possible to defrost your windshield without heat. It requires a simple solution. Mix 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup water into a spray bottle. Alcohol only freezes with a significant low temperature. Anything warmer than an arctic blast will not freeze the solution. Just spray the solution on the glass and use a squeegee to remove any remaining ice.Defrosting cars is made easy with a deicing solution.
Heat It Up
Turn on your engine. Crank the heat to the highest setting. The hot air will absorb the excess moisture in your vehicle. It usually takes 15 minutes to defrost.Heat is a key part in the process of defrosting cars
Crack Open The Windows
This helps exchange the humid air in your car with dryer outside air, speeding up the process of defrosting cars.
Mistakes When Defrosting Cars
Some people try to defrost their vehicle with a hair dryer or space heater. This is dangerous and should not be attempted when defrosting cars. Even worse is pouring hot water on your windshield. Hot water on a icy windshield will jeopardize its structural integrity. In short create cracks in the glass. Plus hot water often freezes faster than cold water. You will end up increasing your problem. In order to defrost your car Use cold or lukewarm water.
Once Car is Defrosted
You need to keep the glass defogged. It is hard to make the glass defogged permanently. Fogging is caused by warm humid air . The way to stop defogging is to change the balance of warm, humid to cool, dry air in your car. No heater and stop recirculating the air in the vehicle.Don’t mistake dirty windows for fogged-up ones. Clean both the inside and outside of your windows and windshields with glass cleaner.
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