Posted Jan 13th, 2017
Dealing With Your Frozen Windshield Leave The Wipers Up
With the forecast calling for possible icy conditions this weekend, your neighbors may be putting their wipers in the "up" position (away from the windshield). But is that the best way to deal with your frozen windshield? Not so fast - that might not be the best idea.
Here's why...According to an article we found on WeHeartHonda.com, you should NOT leave your wipers up when a freezing rain or similar conditions are forecast.
A Honda Service Adviser your wipers can actually break-off with a strong wind or if hit with a chunk of snow or ice. And that makes sense, doesn't it? The freeze makes your wipers more brittle (the plastic) and as thin as they are, we can certainly see their point. The adviser from Seekonk, MA (we looked it up, it's outside of Providence, RI) also says that your wipers are heavier because of the ice and could snap back, hitting and possibly cracking your windshield.So what else can you do? Well if you don't want to start the car 5 minutes early to let it warm up with your defroster on full blast, may we suggest a 2 ingredient solution that will almost instantly defrost your windshield and can also be used to defrost the door locks too!
Here's what you will need:
- an empty spray bottle
- Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol, 91%)
- tap water