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How to Make Car De-Icer?

When temperatures go down below freezing, icy windshields and locks can become a real headache. While ice on the windshield will disrupt your vision, locks can also freeze impeding you from getting in your car quickly. Worry not! If you are looking for a quick solution for getting your car clean and free of ice and snow, you have come to the right place. Check out how to make car de-icer.


  • One cup of water
  • One cup of isopropyl alcohol
  • A spray bottle

Creating the Solution

Pour the water and the isopropyl alcohol into the spray bottle, and shake well before each use.

De-Icing the Glass Surfaces

homemade car de-icerSpray the glass surfaces abundantly with the de-icing solution. Wait until the ice melts away. Turn your windshield wipers on and leave them on for one or two minutes. Get in your car and enjoy the ride!

With this simple solution, you will remove ice from your car windshield in seconds and will melt snow and ice from your car locks too!

Tips for Keeping Glass Surfaces Free of Snow and Ice

  • Spray the locks with the same mixture if they are frozen.
  • Use carpet remnants to cover your car’s windshield in the evening, and you won’t have any ice to scrape in the morning. An old set of car floor mats also work.
  • Take advantage of the amazing properties of white vinegar. After you park your car for the night, wipe the windshield and windows of your car down with undiluted white vinegar. That will prevent frost from building on these surfaces.

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