Clean your icy automobile right

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Clean your icy automobile right

Postby jafhetJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:12 am

Cleaning the ice from your auto during winter could be a painful task if you do not do it right. In the span of a few hrs, ice can cover the entire outside - and sometimes inside - of your car. While it may seem like scraping and heating will do the trick, you need to learn to do it right. Learn the proper way to de-ice your car. Post resource - Learn the right way to de-ice your car</a> by Car Deal Expert.



All the snow on your vehicle should be brushed off so ice could be prevented




Here’s a simple way to get started when de-icing your car: brush off the snow. Snow and ice are forms of water which means they can change very easily. Your windshields, door handles and locks will get much less ice to them if the snow is brushed off and cannot melt into that layer of ice. Even if you aren’t driving nearly at all, it is a good idea to brush the snow regularly. Both a snow brush and broom could be used. Don’t use the snow shovel you keep around to thoroughly clean the driveway, unless you don’t mind chipping window glass or scratching the paint job. Also, never use boiling water on frozen locks and handles, as the stress will likely trigger breakage.



When it comes to ice, your hand could be of use



Touching the ice with bare skin seems like it's unbearable for most. Nevertheless, a whack of your hand might just do the trick. If it’s a thin layer, you may be able to break it up and brush it off. With window ice, it could be dangerous to use things harder than your hand. Avoid this. A shattered window is expensive and horrid to deal with during winter months, and cold glass tends to be more brittle.



Get your vehicle hot enough



Get your heaters running in your automobile while your headlights are on. This can help make it much easier to thoroughly clean off your car. Your exhaust pipe and radiator need to be able to run though. Make sure they're clear first. It might be a bad thing to leave your automobile unattended for very long. This is especially true after the engine is on. If your radiator’s coolant/water mix is off and temperatures are particularly frigid, the frozen mix will not help. You can kill your motor if it overheats because of this.



Here’s another idea: wait until your wipers bladesare clean before turning on the windshield wipers. Sometimes the blades are stuck in the ice and have to get hot before working. This might cause the motor on the wiper blade system to break. Ice could be melted with some winter-grade wiper fluid also. help melt window ice, also.



Information from



Popular Mechanics

popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/repair/how-to-fix-and-ice-covered-cars



Or you could just cover your car

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