3 Simple Tricks to Quickly Defrost Your Car This Winter

‘Tis the season for snowmen, Christmas lights, and… inevitably show-covered cars. Monday mornings sound the worst when you discover your car is under snow. No matter how much you try to get rid of it, using every tool you can in in that rush, you can’t seem to make it to work on time. Even if you are well-prepared and get up an hour earlier to do this, the chance is that you will get to your workplace frustrated. Here are some no-brainer tips that you can use to get that frosted windshield cleared up and the car running in no time in winter, compiled by TipHero.

Are you ready to try them out this winter?

1. Alcohol solution

This solution was originally revealed by newsman Ken Weathers. Now, it’s probably considered a magical hack of the season. What do you need to do? You need to mix 1/3 water and 2/3 rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray this solution if you find out your windshield is fogged over with ice and watch all that fog disappear in seconds!

2. Vinegar solution

If you are not a fan of alcohol, this hack is perfect for you. Vinegar will also do the trick. Simply make a 3-to-1 white vinegar and water mixture. Then, spray this onto the windshield and get rid of ice and fog.

3. This magical settings combo

Here is the old-fashioned way to defrost your car. Use your car settings! Mark Rober has brought us the ideal winter combination. This will help you defrost the windows in half the time you would normally need.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Turn heater on at full blast
  • Next, turn AC on
  • Then, turn off the inside air circulation
  • Crack open the windows

In case you want to know how you can avoid the things mentioned above, there is something called an anti-fogging liquid. It will help you prevent your windows from fogging overnight. There is bad news, though: these can get very expensive so here is what you can do instead.

Use a rag to rub regular shaving cream on the inside of your windshield. Weird, right? Rober explains, however, that it works wonders!


Another great trick is to keep some kitty litter in the car. All you need to do is fill a sock with some kitty litter and plop it up by your windshield overnight. It removes all the moisture.

Also, if you have onions, rubbing them on the shield after you’ve cut them in half will prevent the overnight fogging.


What about your wiper blades? Just coat them with rubbing alcohol and they won’t ever freeze!

In case nothing works, just cover the windows the best you can.


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Source: Tiphero