There’s nothing more frustrating than hopping into your car when you’re running late, and looking at a windshield covered in frost. It’s going to minutes, maybe even an hour, to make sure that car window is completely defrosted before having to head out—which is not what you want on a day that your alarm clock fails you. Is there a better way to clear off a car window?
Why, yes, there actually is. There’s a super easy trick to defrost your car window in mere seconds, decreasing your wait time and increasing your chances of getting where you need to go at a reasonable hour.
Thanks to a clever Ken Weathers, a meteorologist for WTAE, your prayers have been answered. Here’s what you do: Find an empty spray bottle that you can fill with this solution (great to keep in the car for later). Fill up a third of the bottle with water, and the other two-thirds with rubbing alcohol. That’s right—just water and rubbing alcohol. And it works like absolute magic.
Why does this work so well? Because rubbing alcohol actually has a freezing point of 128 degrees below freezing.
Now others have found clever solutions when it comes to defrosting your car windows, or keeping your car window from freezing altogether. 10Tv.com actually suggests to use kitty litter on your window. Experts suggest that if you fill up a sock with kitty litter and leave it in your car, it will suck up any moisture and avoid frost from attaching to your front windows. They also suggest using shaving cream when your car windows fog up, hand sanitizer to unfreeze your locks, and cooking spray on your doors. You could even cover your windshield wipers with socks to avoid freezing those out as well.
Frost is obviously not the only problem when it comes to keeping your front, and back, car windows clean for your drive. We have a few tips to help you out with other simple car window fixes, like how to repair your back window defogger and a windshield washer repair.