Car Tips To Put Away For WINTERTIME!


1. If your car gets stuck in the snow, try putting kitty litter under the tires to gain some traction.

2. Cover your windshield wipers with old socks so snow won’t stick to them.

3. Clean your car often, as de-icing compounds can be corrosive to the surfaces they attach to.

4. To help clean the bottom of your car, run a lawn sprinkler under it for 30 minutes on a warmer day.

5. Use your car’s floor mats to help you get traction if you get stuck and don’t have any other options.

6. Check your tire tread using a penny. If Lincoln’s head shows, get new tires.

7. Make your own winter windshield washer fluid from 2 quarts rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 teaspoon dish detergent.

8. Spray your car windows with a 3:1 vinegar/water mixture. This will keep ice from forming on your windows (though you will still have to remove the snow). (See also: 10 Wonderful Ways to Use Vinegar)

9. Cover your side mirrors with a freezer-sized ziplock bag, zipped as far as it will go. It will prevent ice from forming and you won’t have to remember to clean your mirrors.

10. Use a heat rub, like what you would rub on sore muscles, to help loosen a frozen lock.

11. Park facing east, so that the sun will do much of your snow removal work for you.

12. Throw a piece of carpet or area rug over your windshield to keep off the ice and snow. Tuck it under the windshield wipers to hold it down, then toss it in your trunk when you’re ready to go. If you get stuck, you can also use it to help you get traction.

13. If you can’t find/don’t have an ice scraper use a hard kitchen spatula (not a metal one) or even a credit card to clean off windows.

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