If you live in an area with a cold winter climate, knowing how to avoid the problems associated with your car is important. Equally important is knowing how to prevent such situations from happening. The tips below should help you do that.
Prevent car and trunk doors from freezing in winter by spraying or wiping rubber seals with a coat of multi-purpose commercial lubricant or vegetable oil.
Stick a strip of duct tape on your car door locks before having it washed in cold weather.
To prevent ice build-up on the wiper blades and interfere with their operation, wipe each blade with a soft cloth moistened with undiluted isopropyl alcohol.
No one likes to scratch the windshield on a frosty morning.
To keep your windshield from freezing at night, place inexpensive bath mats on the glass. Hold them in place with the wipers.
On a cold night, slip plastic bags over your side mirrors and hold them in place with clothespins.
Winter driving can be frustrating, not to say dangerous, when the inside of your windshield is constantly misting up.
Here are three ways to deal with fogged glass:
The next time everyone else is struggling with icing, you can get behind the wheel with a smile with these prevention tips.