These Winter Car Hacks can keep you from being stuck or freezing your as$ off out in the cold. These simple tips can prevent trouble and make winter suck a little less this year!
1. Raise your wipers at night and cover them with socks to prevent them from freezing to your window.
2. Frozen lock? Use a straw and blow on the lock to melt the ice.
You can also use hand sanitizer to quickly thaw it.
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3. Or, use a lighter to heat the car key and slide it into the lock.
This also works for frosty front doors.
4. Shaving cream works to fog-proof your car.
It has a lot of the same ingredients as commercial de-foggers. Just spray a layer on the inside of your windows and wipe it clean.
Pro tip: Don’t leave open containers of liquid or water in your car overnight, those will evaporate and turn into fog or frost.
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5. You can also use a stocking or sock filled with cat litter to prevent frost.
Just leave it in your car overnight. The litter will absorb moisture (and odor!).
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6. Use cooking spray on the rubber edges of your car doors to keep them from freezing shut.
Just spray on the edges of doors then rub them down with a paper towel.
Pro tip: This is also a great trick to use on your snow shovel to prevent ice build up.
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7. Never use hot water to melt ice on your windows.
Unless you want a shattered windshield, that is.
8. Invest in a good ice scraper.
According to The Sweet Home, the Subzero Extendable is the best scraper out there, and will only set you back $18.
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9. Use a credit card as a DIY ice scraper in a pinch.
You can also use a plastic spatula. Just don’t use anything metal or glass or risk scraping your paint and windows.
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10. If your car is covered in pure ice, just give the hood of your car an open faced smack.
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