Winter Weather and Cars

Reblogger Ellie McIntire
Real Estate Agent with Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate 535650

Winter is almost upon us and the inevitable cold temps make our lives a little more uncomfortable. Just today I scraped ice off of my windscreen for the first time this year. I could have used these helpful hints from Dawn Fabiszak to help me out.

Original content by Dawn A Fabiszak EA1321548

~ Winter Weather and Cars ~

I live in the Denver area where the weather is unpredictable, temperatures can drop quickly and snow can start falling at any time.  I am fortunate to have a garage to protect my car from the elements....when I am at home.  But when I am at work or out shopping, my car is exposed to the snow and cold temperatures.   I can say that I do not enjoy streaky windshield wipers and frozen doors.

Here are some easy helpful hints to make the side effects of winter a little more bearable.

Are you tired of squeaky and streaky windshield wiperscar in snow By taking a cloth saturated in rubbing alcohol or ammonia and wiping the wipers will stop this from happening.

Do your headlights get "clogged" with the winter muck?  You can use car wax to prevent the winter muck from accumulating on them.  All you have to do is rub the car wax directly onto the headlights.  It will act as a water repellent and will last for about 6 weeks.

Do you find your windows full of frost and ice in the morning?  Take a mixture of 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water and spritz the outsides of your windows at night before you settle in for the night.  The vinegar contains acetic acid which raises the melting point of water, not allowing it to freeze.

I just hate when my windows fog up.  Here's an easy solution.  Take some shaving cream and spray the inside of your windows and wipe them down with paper towels.  (Commercial defoggers contain some of the same ingredients.)

Have you ever had frozen car door locks?  Did you know hand sanitizer works?  Just put some of the hand sanitizer on both the key and the lock and voila....no more frozen door lock.

cars in snowAnother problem I have had in the past is when the actual door has frozen closed.  You can take regular cooking spray (like Pam) and spray it on the rubber seal of the door and wipe off the excess with a paper towel and the cooking oil prevents the water from melting into the rubber.

These helpful tips will help you save some time in the morning from the elements of the previous  coming cold and snowy evenings, even if you park outside.

 

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Andrew Chong
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Don't forget to fill up the gas tank if freezing weather is on the way. This is wise not just for the obvious reason (one mey be stuck on the roads in traffic jams and such and one wouldn't want to run out of gas) but also for the not-so-obvious reason:  condensation in a gas tank can freeze over night and create issues the next day. A full tank of gas mitigates this.

Nov 29, 2010 05:59 PM #1
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Ellie ~ thanks for the re-blog!  Absolutely keep the gas tank full!  You don't want it freezing or you running out of gas!  Good addition Andrew.

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