How Can I Prevent My Windshield From Icing Over?

By Product Expert | Posted in Just for Fun on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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Winter is fast approaching as much as we don’t like to admit it. The temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are changing color, so it’s hard to ignore. We all know about the dangers that winter brings with it, but it won’t be so bad if we take some time to prepare.

One of the first problems winter brings is a visit from Jack Frost. Waking up to icy and frost-covered windshields is always annoying. If the frost is particularly thick, then you end up spending a lot of time scraping it all off. Your morning would go a lot more smoothly if you could just avoid the frost all together.

How to Prevent Ice on Your Windshield

There are actually a lot of cheap and efficient ways to keep your windshield frost-free. One of the easiest ways to make your life easier in winter is to park facing east if you can. The sun rises in the east and can help warm up your windshield in the morning. There are also covers you can get for your windshield. You could also use a towel, cardboard, or floor mat. Anything that covers your windshield is going to help keep it safe and clean.

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Cold written on a frost window

If you want to go a more DIY route, then there are some options for you. Cutting an onion and rubbing it against your windshield can help protect it. The oil from the onion can work as an easy protectant. You can also try a few different sprays like vinegar, salt water, or rubbing alcohol. These mixtures all work by coating your windshield in something that has a lower freezing point than water which will help keep off the frost or make it easier to clean.

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If you need some extra parts or accessories to get your Mazda ready for winter, then stop by Marketplace Mazda. You can call us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

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