Here is a list of helpful hints I got sent today about care care for cold weather. While we all "froze" here in South Florida last week, it isn't going to Ice Up in Wilton Manors. We just don't get a freeze. But for those of you who are driving North for the holidays, and you know who you are, have a close look!
Helpful Hints For Winter
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 used this one a lot on the windshield. It made the wipers more efficient too since water beads off! Bill)
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 & clarity. (Rubbing alcohol will dissolve rubber so you're basically "sharpening" them by removing the oxidized bits. Bill)
Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz 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! (Just keep it away from the paint to be careful. Bill)
Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber. (It creates a barrier so the water will bead up since Oil and Water Don't Mix. Bill)
Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if 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 & the lock & the problems solved!