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Clear the Windshield and Windows this Winter

by | Feb 21, 2020 | Clear, windshield, Winter Driving Tips, Winter Vehicle Maintenance


As you clear off the windshield, you will be able to improve the visibility as you drive. Clearing the windshield fully will allow you to see everything around you. If you only scrape a small area on the driver’s side, your visibility will be impaired. You will want to make sure that the windows around the vehicle are scraped and cleared off as well. If you get to an intersection, you will need to look each direction for any oncoming traffic. By making sure the windows are completely clear, you reduce the chance of an accident happening.

Clear the windows before you drive

During the winter months, you will want to allow extra time to warm up your vehicle. If the temperatures are extremely cold, it is important to allow enough time for warming up the car. When you start the vehicle, make sure that you turn on the defrost. Doing so will allow the windshield to warm up properly. If there is cold air blowing out, you will want to make sure to schedule an appointment with us. That way we can inspect the heating system for the source of the issue. You can also turn on the rear defrost to warm up the back window. This will also help warm up the interior of the vehicle.


Remove all the ice, snow, and frost from the windows by scraping it off. After doing so, also remember to remove any ice and snow from the hood, roof, or trunk of your vehicle. If this is left on there, it increases the chance it could fall off and hit another driver around you. If snow is left on the hood, it can also blow up on the windshield as you drive. This will then impair your visibility when you drive. Improve the safety and reliability when you drive, by making sure to remove it before leaving.