Of course, you're in a rush and your car is covered in ice. These tips will help you get on the road quickly without damaging your ride.

Popular Mechanics has some simple steps for you to get the ice off your car without damaging your vehicle. Unfortunately, it's not a very quick process.

  • If exhaust pipe and radiator grill are clear, then warm up your car with defrosters on.
  • Brush off any snow on the ice with your snow brush or broom.
  • Smack the hood of your vehicle with your glove covered hand to try to break up the ice then brush it off.
  •  Hopefully you're using winter-grade windshield washer fluid. That will help clear your windshield faster.

I can't imagine we need to say this, but don't use a shovel to free your car of snow. You could dent it or chip the pain. Also, don't pour boiling water on the windows as that will break them.


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