View out of the windshield of an empty snowy road

How to Keep Your Windshield Frost-Free with No Garage

No garage? No problem! Starting the car on winter mornings when there is no warm garage to park in usually means extra time spent scraping and brushing away winter snow and ice. However, there are a few hacks that can help the frost from forming at all making for a quicker and more pleasant exit on cold mornings. Find 2 easy ways for preventing frost below!

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Winter Ice From Forming On Your Windshield

Buy a Windshield Cover

woman scraping ice off of her windshieldA variety of windshield covers are available on the market that lay flat on top of your windshield to help keep everything insulated and blocked from snow and ice. When morning comes, drivers just simply lift the cover away and are ready to go. Unfortunately, a cover will only work on the windshield and side windows may still need to be scraped. Any large flat cover should work, though the cover’s material should be waterproof.

Use a Vinegar-Based Spray

To prevent frost and ice without the use of a cover, some drivers swear by a mixture of three parts vinegar and one part water. Before nightfall, spray each window generously with this solution and come morning all of the windows should remain clear. If you don’t have any vinegar on hand, rubbing alcohol will also work. For this mixture, use two parts rubbing alcohol to one part water.

Invest in Remote Start

A remote starter will not prevent frost from forming on your window. However, it does come in handy on cold mornings. Start your vehicle from inside your house about 10 minutes before you are ready to leave and the heat created from your vehicle should help everything defrost and melt before you head out the door! Visit your local Toyota dealer to see if remote start is available for your model.

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