Its winter time and it is also snowing in many parts of the world. The snowfalls look beautiful and there is no doubt about it. But, when it stops, it becomes difficult to get back to normal life. All the places are generally covered with snow in the winters. People, who are having cars, also struggle to cope with it. Cars are hit mostly during the snowfall. Once it stops snowing, most of the people struggle to de-ice their cars. It becomes very difficult to make your car fit again to be taken on the road. Snow covers all the areas of the car making it difficult to start it again. It is always better to de-ice the cars completely before taking it for a drive. It is more important to remove the ice from windshield and window in order to have proper outside view which is a prerequisite once you drive a car. Here are the ways to cope up with ice buildup on your car:
Start your car and let it be idle for sometime
It is always better to start your car let it be idle for some time. If the car is having defrost setting, then put it on immediately. The ideal waiting time should be 15 minutes. As the glass will warm up, the ice will begin to melt away. As the car will be warming up, you make sure that there is nothing blocking the vehicle tailpipe as it will make carbon monoxide poisoning.
Never try to defrost the windshield with hot water
One of the most important thing to keep in mind while de-icing the windshield is that you should never try to put hot water on it. The hot water can actually break the glass causing further problems for you. Cold water is also avoidable as it will freeze in cold conditions.