3 Ways to Quickly Get Rid of Ice on Car Windshield & Windows

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What is more frustrating than walking up to your car on a cold winter morning and seeing the windows and windshield frosted with ice? Here are three remedies you can use to quickly get rid of the ice and frost on your car.

How to Remove Frost from Car Windows and Windshield

1. Protect with a Windshield Cover
Use a windshield cover, such as the FrostGuard Winter Windshield, to prevent the frost and ice from building up on the windshield in the first place. It only takes a few seconds to strap the cover onto the windshield.

Car Windshield Frost

A windshield cover is a must-have if you aren’t able to park your car indoors during the winter weather. You could also use a cardboard or blanket as an alternative to the cover.

2. Use an Ice Scraper
A high-quality ice scraper, such as the Hopkins Ice Scraper, will eat through the ice like a hot knife does through butter. The foam handle will provide you a nice cushion and will allow you to grip the ice scraper without experiencing too much muscle fatigue.

3. Accelerate De-icing with Rubbing Alcohol
Mix two parts rubbing alcohol with one part water and a few drops of dish soap. Spray the rubbing alcohol solution on the car window and windshield to loosen up the ice. Scrape off the remaining ice and frost with an ice scraper.

Hot Water and Frozen Windshields

It might make sense in your head but avoid pouring hot water on frozen windshields and frozen car windows, especially if you live in a place with extremely cold weather. The sudden change in temperature could cause the car windshield to crack.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.