Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Car + Winter = Frustration

Not my usual blog posting but thought I would share a list of tips I came across on another blog. Let me know if you try any of them out & how they worked for you!! 

Car + Winter = Frustration
Winter Tips

*Ice-proof your windows...with vinegar!*
Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!

*Squeak-proof your wipers...with rubbing alcohol!*
Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity. 

*Prevent car doors from freezing shut...with cooking spray!* 
Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber!

*De-ice your lock in seconds...with hand sanitizer!* 
Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved! 

*Fog-proof your windshield...with shaving cream!*
Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers! 

*Keep your headlights clear...with car wax!* 
Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks. 

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