Winter Driving Tips: Ice Scraper Life Hacks
Posted December 20, 2013
This month, our team of ASE-Certified technicians is taking a break from preventive maintenance and auto repair tips to bring you some ice scraper life hacks. Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method to increase productivity.
As an Aurora driver, an ice scraper is your best friend in the winter. Snowfall and freezing temperatures bombard your windshield, diminishing your visibility with ice but, after a few scrapes, you’re ready for the road.
But have you ever been without an ice scraper? Whether yours broke or you lent it to a friend, facing an ice covered windshield without a scraper is enough reason to get back in bed and call it a day.
If you find your car covered in snow or ice and you don’t have an ice scraper readily available, try these tricks to clear your windshield and mirrors:
Plastic card- Often times, a thin layer of ice can easily be removed with a plastic card from your wallet or purse. Hold onto a used gift card, and you’ll have an ice scraper on you at all times. Don’t use valuable credit cards or IDs though since the ice may cause damage to the card.
The moral of the story is to be prepared this winter. Having a reliable ice scraper on you at all times will keep you on schedule when the frost and ice try to slow you down. A quick stop to our shop for a winter inspection will also help you avoid any untimely breakdowns that the harsh winter weather may cause.
For any other automotive questions, be sure to call us at (303) 344-4670 so our ASE-Certified technicians can help you out. As an auto repair shop in Aurora, we hope you’ll trust us with all your automotive needs!