Handy Car Tips For Winter!
One of the worst things about winter is how it messes with your car. Every winter I vow to be better prepared but this year I vow to do things differently! To that end I am making my list of handy tips and tricks and checking it twice! You can take a peek at it too!
If you are stuck in the snow it is nice to keep a bag of kitty litter handy and sprinkling some under your tires can prevent your car from getting stuck in the snow. In a pinch, floor mats work as well. De-icing windows can also be a pain in the neck. To prevent ice from ever forming, spray your windshield with a 3:1 mixture of white vinegar before a storm. During winter, keep a spare pair of socks in your car’s glove-box to put on OVER your shoes. This trick gives you better traction in case you have to push your car over ice, or you just need to walk in snow and ice for some reason.
Also those extra socks can also come in handy for your wiper blades. Use an extra pair to cover your windshield wipers at night to keep the snow off of them. To prevent ice from forming on side mirrors, cover them the night before with plastic bags secured with rubber bands or clothespins. When you remove the bags in the morning, the mirrors will be ice-free.
Here’s A Way To Make A Set Of Replacement Keys
Heat your car key with a match or lighter, then gently push the heated key into the lock to melt the ice as you apply pressure. Just be careful as that key will be hot!