When snow and ice are in the forecast but you still have places to be-simply staying inside and waiting for the snow to melt isn’t always an option. So to get your car cleaned off and get you on the road, here are a few winter car hacks that you probably haven’t tried but they will surely make winter a little easier on you and your car.
- If snow and ice are in the forecast, place plastic bags around your car’s mirrors and secure with clothespins. The bags will stop the ice from forming on your car’s side mirrors.
- You can also put knee-high socks over the windshield wipers before the bad weather hits. This will save you from de-icing the wipers the next day.
- If your windshield wipers are already covered in ice, grab a bottle of windshield washer fluid. Pour it on to your wipers because it can help melt the ice that’s clinging to the blades. It can also be a quick way to defrost your whole windshield if the ice is thin enough and you are in a rush. However, if temps are too low, this might not work.
- Here’s how your cat can help you out this winter. You may need to borrow some of their kitty litter or you can keep a bag or two of cat litter in your trunk. On snowy days you can sprinkle the litter under the tires if you get stuck! This will give your tires something to grip onto and improve your chances of getting out of that snowbank. If you are keeping the litter in your car, go ahead and grab the big bag and store it in your trunk. The extra weight can help you when driving on ice and snow.
- Kitty litter can also come in handy for cutting down on foggy windows. Just place the kitty litter in a sock and place it on your dashboard. The kitty litter will absorb the moisture and will also help absorb any odors in your car. So basically, this little sock is multi-tasking for you.