Ice on your auto glass can be a real problem during the winter. Removing it from your windshield can be an annoyance, but it’s something you have to do if you want to stay safe on the roads. However, you must take care if you want to avoid causing damage that leads to windshield repairs. Here at BEAM Auto Glass, our auto glass repair experts are here to help you. Today, we want to share some tips for removing ice from your windshield during the winter.
Purchase a good ice scraper
It’s always wise to keep an ice scraper handy in your car. If you’ve had your scraper for a number of years, you may be surprised at how much better today’s models work. Invest in a new one and you’ll save time and aggravation.
Avoid using hot water
Never pour hot water on your windshield to remove ice. While hot water will melt ice quickly, it’s almost guaranteed to crack your windshield.
Turn on your defroster
Your car has perhaps the best tool for clearing away ice already built in: a defroster. Crank your car and let your defroster get to work while you finish breakfast, walk the dog, or get ready for work. In just a few minutes’ time, the ice will be cleared away and your car should be ready to go.
Don’t turn on your wipers
Your windshield wipers are not meant for clearing away ice. In fact, using your wipers to scrape away ice and snow can damage the wiper blades – or even the motor. Use other methods instead and avoid having to pay to replace your wipers.
If ice or other winter weather causes damage to your windshield, don’t stress. Call BEAM Auto Glass for auto glass repair and windshield repair. We’ll get your windshield taken care of as quickly as possible!