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De-Ice Car Locks With Hand Sanitizer and More Ideas


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Helpful Hints for Cars in Winter

Winter is hitting hard this year.  Why not get ahead of it?  Here are some helpful hints that could make your winters easier to deal with …

  •  Keep your headlights clear with car wax!

Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights – lasts 6 weeks. I use this idea in our glass surround on the shower. Works beautifully! 

  • Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol!

Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia.  This one trick can make badly streaking, squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence and clear.

  • Ice-proof your windows with vinegar!

Frost on it’s way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water… spray it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they’ll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water—preventing water from freezing!

  • Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray!

Spray cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors and rub it in with a paper towel.  The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber.

  • Fog-proof inside your windshield with shaving cream!

Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield and wipe off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

  • De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer!

Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key and the lock and the problems solved!  Of course that means you’ll have to carry the hand sanitizer in your pocket or your purse.  Remember that if it’s in your car, the lock is frozen and you can’t get to it….but you knew that!

Have anymore great ideas for winter and your car?  Leave your comments here so we can benefit!


4 Responses to “De-Ice Car Locks With Hand Sanitizer and More Ideas”

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    Wow, that was very interesting. Thank you for sharing those! :) I’ll definitely have to try the car wax on the glass in the shower! Wishing you and your family all the best in 2012. Kindest regards.
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