Winter is coming! And driving in winter can be troublesome. It’s always good to have a few tips and tricks under your belt for days when the doors are frozen, the wipers won’t cut through the snow…or you can’t get your car out of the driveway. These winter hacks everyone should know will come in handy this year!
Car Tips for the Winter
- Windshield wipers: Nothing is worse than needing your windshield wipers to help you see, only to find them frozen or buried in snow. If you raise your windshield wipers before the snow hits, you won’t have to unearth them from the snow. And if you cover them with socks, it will keep your windshield wipers from freezing! Choose long knee socks that will cover the entire blade.
- Driveways: As for help getting out of your driveway, put kitty litter down behind the tires to help you gain traction in ice and snow. Keep a bag in your car for the same situations when you’re out and about.
- Iced up mirrors: Put plastic bags over your side mirrors to prevent freezing.
- Rear-wheel drive: If you have rear-wheel drive, put heavy items in the truck bed or trunk to help with traction.
- Frosty windows: To get rid of frost on your windows, make up a mixture of dishwashing soap, water and rubbing alcohol. Put this on the frost and watch it melt away.
- Ice scrapers: It’s easy to lose an ice scraper. CD cases used to work perfectly, but few people have those anymore. Use a credit card instead!
- Frozen doors: If your car doors often freeze shut, spray them with cooking spray when the temperatures drop. This will prevent the problem in the future.
Keep a roadside emergency kit and blankets in your car, too!