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Frozen Car Windshield | Glass Doctor

Without the proper knowledge of defrosting techniques, you could potentially damage your vehicle while trying to defrost your frozen car window or windshield.

Consult this comprehensive guide on best practices to defrost your frozen car windshield and learn who to call if your frozen windshield become chipped or cracked.

Three Ways to Defrost Your Frozen Car Windshield

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Follow these simple methods to defrost both a frozen car windshield quickly and efficiently:

  1. Use an ice scraper—Turn on the heat in your car and blast it for a couple of minutes before using an ice scraper to remove any remaining ice chunks from your windshield.
  2. Create a homemade deicer—Mix one part water and two parts rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and apply the mixture to your windshield. You can also use three parts vinegar and one part water. Wait a few seconds and watch as the ice melts away.
  3. Pour warm water over frost—Fill a bucket with warm water and pour it over your car windshield to melt any ice or frost. Make sure the water isn't too hot because it could potentially damage or chip your windshield.

How Can I Prevent Frost from Forming on My Car Windshield?

Take a look at a variety of techniques to prevent frost on your car windshield.

  • Keep your windows covered at night—Place a folded sheet, towel, or piece of cardboard over your windshield and windows to prevent ice from forming. Make sure these are secure so dew doesn't form in loose spots.
  • Treat your window seal rubbers—Use an anti-freeze product to prevent any moisture from freezing on the surface of your car. These products can typically be found in most car maintenance supply shops.
  • Park your car in a garage—By leaving your car in a garage, the temperature will be high enough to prevent frost from forming.

What Should I Do If My Windshield Is Chipped or Cracked?

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If your car windshield chips, cracks, or shatters from removing ice, it's important to call a certified glass professional as soon as possible.

Aside from uncomfortable conditions caused by a broken windshield (wind, noise and extreme temperatures), a damaged windshield can obstruct the driver’s ability to see the road and other drivers.

In some states, it's illegal to drive with a cracked windshield, so it's best to call an expert who can repair your vehicle quickly and efficiently.

Call Glass Doctor to Repair Your Car Windshield

If your frozen car window or windshield chips or cracks, call the certified professionals at Glass Doctor®. We can repair your windshield quickly and efficiently and provide you with tips on how to take care of your vehicle's windows.

Schedule an appointment with us today at 855-603-1919.



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