Dear Lifehacker, I am starting to get sick of waking up in the morning to a frozen car windscreen and having to spend a good 10+ minutes or so defrosting and slowly scraping ice off my windows before I can safely leave for work in the mornings. Do you or your readers have any tips to stop this happening? Unfortunately I do not have access to a carport or garage which would solve the problem! Thanks, Frozen
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I don’t drive myself, but my memories of my mother pouring lukewarm water onto our car windscreen on icy New England (NSW) mornings mean I’m entirely sympathetic to the problem. (And we had a carport, so it might not help even if you did have access to one.)
A stroll through the Lifehacker archives uncovers a suggestion: a mixture of three parts to vinegar to one part water applied to your windscreen from a spray bottle each night. I haven’t attempted that myself, but it’s a cheap option to try. Readers, any other tried-and-tested options?
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