Winter temperatures mean frosted windows in the morning during this time of year! Frosted windows aren’t just inconvenient either, they can be dangerous if you don’t fully defrost your car before leaving for work or school. Luckily, there are some tried and true ways to fight frost before your commute. Here are some things you can do to help defrost your car in a hurry:
- Buy a commercial de-icer or make your own. Specially-formulated de-icing fluid is available at most auto shops, especially if you live in an area with cold winters. However, if you don’t have any de-icer on hand or you just want to save money, it’s not hard to make your own. To make your own de-icer, pour rubbing alcohol into a clean, dry spray bottle. Add a few drops of dish soap. Screw the lid on, then invert several times to mix.
- Cover your windows at night. One sure-fire way to ensure you’re not delayed by icy windows in the morning is to keep ice from forming in the first place. To do so, cover your windows with a towel, a folded sheet, or a piece of cardboard at night before dew or ice forms on the window. Try to arrange the cover tight against the window so that dew (and eventually, ice) can’t form in any loose spots.
- Use your climate control settings on your 2018 Ford! Ford gives you the ability to control the climate of your vehicle, turn the defrosters on for the front and rear windows and wait about 5 minutes for the heat to begin to take effect.
If you want to get out of the cold and into a warm new Ford, get to Beach Ford today for special year-end savings and first-class service!