Winter Car Hacks

With winter very much upon us, some of us have started to run into issues with frost and frozen parts. But, not all is lost in the frozen tundra we call home. From frozen door locks to getting stuck, we have the tips and tricks to help you out. So, get ready and take some notes so you don’t get into chilly situation.

Car Wheel with Curb Damage

Door Locks

So, you’re walking out to your car in the morning, it is freezing cold out and the ground is super icy and you almost fall. But, you finally make it your car and you go to unlock the door and it is frozen. So here is what you have to do, make sure to attach a little bottle of hand sanitize on your key ring. If you find your lock is frozen, simply coat the key in hand sanitize and insert the key and give a bit to work its magic. The alcohol in the hand sanitize will help melt the frozen ice preventing the key from turning.

Honda Civic With Damage to Rear Bumper

Plastic Bags

The next hack to keep in mind is putting plastic bags over your mirrors when there is snow in the forecast. The nice part about this is as soon as you clean your car off, your mirrors will be perfectly clean and visible. It may also be a good idea if you are expecting any freezing rain as well as it will prevent ice from building up on your mirrors.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Wiper Problems

Another major annoyance in the winter is frozen wipers. But, have no fear, we have a solution to help you out. Although the only solution to frozen wipers is to let them thaw, we can speed up the process by spraying a mixture of vinegar and water. Simply lift the wiper arm up and spray the wiper down and wait. Another tip that you can use is switching to a winter windshield washer fluid. The washer fluid is designed to break down the ice and defrost the wipers.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Stuck In The Snow

Weather you have AWD or FWD, there may be a chance that you will get stuck in the snow. And if you don’t move and hear a whirring noise when you push the gas, it’s time to step back and reevaluate the situation. One way to get out is by using kitty litter under the drive wheels to help gain some traction. If you do not have kitty litter, take the floor mat out of you car and put it as far under the tire as you can.

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