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This Genius Hack Can Defrost Your Windshield in Seconds

 

As an arctic blast makes its way throughout most of the eastern parts of the U.S., folks are waking up to windshields that are completely frozen. Thankfully, this genius life hack can have your car windows defrosted instantly!

The standard way to defrost a windshield is to go outside and start your car 20-30 minutes before you want to drive it. However, that burns gas, which is expensive, and it releases emissions, which are bad for the air quality.

You could also use an ice scraper if you have one, but that takes time and effort as well, and leaves little frost particles all over the glass, which can dangerously obstruct your vision while driving.

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The video above details how to make this special solution that will defrost glass instantly and safely. It’s a simple mixture of two things you probably already have in your home: water and rubbing alcohol.

You mix 1/3 part water with 2/3 parts of rubbing alcohol into an empty spray bottle and spray it on your windshield. It will melt the ice on your windshield instantaneously. Also, because alcohol has a freezing point that is very far below that of water, you can keep the solution in your car and not worry about it freezing in the bottle. Now that’s a life hack worth remembering!

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This Genius Hack Can Defrost Your Windshield in Seconds