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Clearing the Windows before you Drive

by | Nov 28, 2018 | Clearing, Winter care, Winter Driving Tips, Winter Vehicle Maintenance



In the winter, snow and ice can cause issues with your visibility. If you do not clear the windshield, the snow may start to build up on it. This is because the snow can blow up on the windshield, making it difficult to remove, especially if it is frozen. You will want to make sure to bring your vehicle in on a regular basis so we can inspect it for you. Having the parts in the best working and operating condition can help to save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

Warm up the Car

Warming up the car before you leave can help benefit a few things. The first is that it will help to warm up the windshield and make it easier to scrape off any frost, snow, or ice. Having the defrost running will blow warm air up to the windshield. Running the vehicle can also help it to be warm when you are done scraping off the car. Always remember to clear all the windows on your vehicle. If you do not, you may not see someone and be involved in an accident. You will want to know of any traffic or anything else beside or behind you.

Clearing off the Hood

If it has snowed, make sure to clear off snow that is on the hood or roof of your vehicle. Choosing to not do it can increase the chance of an accident occurring. Snow may blow up and decrease your visibility when you are driving. It could also fly off to the sides and reduce the visibility of a car beside or behind you as well. Sometimes the snow can blow up and become frozen and collect on the windshield. This makes it more of a hazard to travel, because the windshield wipers will lack the ability to clear the windshield. If you notice the windshield collecting snow, pull over when it is safe to do so and clean the windshield.