Don’t Let Frost Mess with Your Windshield

Defrost Your Car’s Windshield In One Go

If you’re living in Canada, you must be getting excited about the arriving winter months. Winter in Canada is surely one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Canada is just the place to enjoy the snow with warm hats, gloves, layers, jackets and waterproof boots. With a lot of different activities to try, Canadian winter is the season to set off on a new exciting adventure. No one can dare miss a season on the Canadian slopes.

So, let’s face it, we all love Canadian winters. But what we all hate are FOGGY WINDSHIELDS!

However, there is a solution to every problem.

Do you want to know how you can de-ice your windshield? The methods to get rid of the frost vary, depending on how quickly you want the job done. All you need this Canadian winter are some easy tricks to have you on the road in no time.

1. Warm Up Your Car!

Never drive your vehicle, if you cannot see out your windshield. You must remove the snow and ice before you drive to ensure your safety. If you find your vehicle’s windshield iced over in the morning, don’t panic! Simply start your car so as to let the ice melt. Try this trick, let your car idle and let the magic happen!


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2. Scrape Off The Ice! 

If you’re running late for work, you must scrape the frost off your windshield by using a good ice scraper. Remember, you must not get enthusiastic with the ice scraper; else you may break the windshield. The simplest way to do this job is to do it slowly and carefully. Don’t forget to start your car for a fast clean up.

But the truth is that you can’t do this every winter morning. So why not plan ahead?

Skip the scraping!

3. The Acetic Acid Magic

Spray your windshield with a solution of vinegar and water before going to sleep and surprise yourself with a windscreen clear of the icy mess. Are you wondering how it is so simple? It is because vinegar contains acetic acid that lowers the melting point of water, preventing the water from freezing. Avoid pouring boiling water on your windshield; otherwise, the thermal shock from the change in temperature may lead to windshield cracks.

4. Cover it up! 

Well, that’s not all! Another way to avoid frost is to cover your windshield with rubber bath mats every chilly winter night. It’s a simple and effective method to get an ice-free windshield in the morning. You can even replace rubber bath mats with a towel or a piece of cardboard. Take the help of the wipers on your windshield to hold the cover in place.

So, why be afraid of winter and the snow — get ready for the season and embrace every day of it! Happy De-icing!

Prepare your vehicle for constantly changing weather and enjoy this winter safely on the roads. We must say precaution is always better than cure! So, will your car be ready for this winter season? With these simple tricks, it sure will be!

If you ever run into trouble while de-icing your windshield, Payless Glass has got your back. A broken or a cracked windshield is no big hassle for us. Whenever you need your car’s windscreen repaired or replaced, simply get in touch with us.

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