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The Do’s and Don’ts of Defrosting Your Car

The Do’s and Don’ts of Defrosting Your Car
With temperatures dropping quickly in New Jersey, we thought we’d share our best (and worst) practices when it comes to defrosting frozen windshields and windows. You might be in a rush to warm up your car, SUV, or truck in the morning, but you should know the difference between the Do’s and Don'ts. Otherwise, you could severely damage your car.

DO - Use the Defrosters

This feature is a significant life-saver, and you should use it to your best advantage. As soon as you turn on your car, turn on the heat and the defrost setting. It can cause the frost on your windshield to melt in as little as a couple of minutes.

DON’T - Use Boiling Water

When you’re running late out the door, it may be tempting to use methods that are out of this world. One of those methods that people try is boiling water. However, there is such a drastic temperature change between 32 degrees (or below) and 212 degrees that this jump can cause your windshield to shatter. It is extremely dangerous, so don’t do it.

DO - Use an Ice Scraper or Brush

There are specific tools that are made to remove the ice on your windshield quicker. Make sure to use a non-metal tool, so you don’t end up leaving scratches on your windshield. The brush can help loosen and break apart the frost and the scraper can help you get under the tougher parts.

If you want are okay with spending extra money, you can buy deicing solutions to apply to your car’s glass surfaces. These mixes have a chemical composition that can speed up the process. You can apply it and use the tool to quicken the process.

We hope some of these deicing tips and tricks help you get through the cold. If your car, SUV, or truck requires winter maintenance, feel free to stop by Desi Auto Care soon. Feel free to make your appointment via phone call or online form at your convenience.

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