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4 Tips to Winter Windshield Care

Man Cleaning Car Windshield From Snow and Ice

So far this year, the Twin Cities has avoided its usual fair share of bitter cold temperatures, ice, and of course mountains of snow. But we all know it’s just a matter of time before Minnesota’s usual winter returns with a vengeance. Your car’s windshield is at a high risk of becoming damaged during the winter months – ice can cause chips and cracks. While a rock chip repair is a quick job compared to a cracked windshield repair or a windshield replacement, it still is a nuisance.


Here are some tips on taking care of your vehicle’s windshield this winter:


Prevent abrupt temperature changes

Don’t use hot or boiling water to attempt to defrost your windshield. If there is ice on the windshield, you could easily crack it and need an auto glass repair or auto glass replacement. Instead, turn on your car’s defroster, let the windshield slowly warm up, and melt the ice or snow.


Use an ice scraper to remove the ice on your windshield

You can very easily scratch, chip or crack your car’s windshield by using a shovel, putty knife or anything else that is not designed to remove ice. Always use a “good” ice scraper and avoid the cheap plastic ones. You can also try spray on deicers and you may not even need an ice scraper. Some deicers such as HEAT work very well.


Repair any windshield damage before winter hits

If you have a rock chip in your windshield, have a rock chip repair done. If your windshield has a crack or numerous deep scratches, have the windshield repaired or have a windshield replacement done.




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