8 Winter Car Hacks | Jaguar Minneapolis



Winter blue got you down? We think we have just the cure. Keep reading to learn some of our favorite winter car hacks and then let us know some of your favorite tricks.

Rise With The Sun

Naturally combat the ice with a little help from Mother Nature. At night, park your car facing the east. The sun rises in the east and will defrost your windshield for you.

An Icy View

If you find yourself with a ice covered windshield don’t go straight for the ice scraper. Instead, mix 2/3 rubbing alcohol with 1/3 water in a spray bottle and give your windshield a nice spray. The ice will melt in seconds. Remember to never pour hot water on frozen windshields or windows or else you could end up with shattered glass.

Frozen Shut

Frozen locks? Quickly melt a frozen lock with a pour of rubbing alcohol or squirt of hand sanitizer. The alcohol will quickly melt away ice, freeing your locks.

Credit or Debit?

Frozen windshield with no signs of an ice scraper? In a pinch a few household items can get the job done. If you are at home, grab a spatula and scrape away. If you are away from home, a credit card or any other plastic card will do the trick, just be sure to wear gloves.

Put a Sock In It

Dig those old tube socks out of your drawer and slip them over your windshield wipers to prevent ice build-up overnight. Simply pull the socks off in the morning to reveal clean and ice-free wipers ready for the road.

Grab a Bag

Prevent ice from forming on side mirrors by wrapping them in plastic bags. Secure the bags with clothes pins or rubber bands and your mirrors will be ice free in the morning.

A Little Grease Goes A Long Way

Spray cooking spray in the cracks of your doors and on the rubber to help prevent them freezing shut at night. Any water that gets trapped between your doors at night will freeze, but cooking spray helps prevent water from getting trapped there in the first place.

Rinse It Off

The salt and dirt that can build up under your vehicle when driving on ice and snow can be quite harmful to your vehicle’s undercarriage. Easily clean off all that grime on a warmer day by sliding a lawn sprinkler under your vehicle. Turn the sprinkler on and drive back and forth over it a few times.

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