Winters in Kentucky can be icy, and when you’re in a hurry a frozen windshield can really hold you up. Learn how to de-ice your windshield quickly so you can be on your way with a clear field of vision.
Use a de-icer spray
You can buy a de-icer spray at your local car parts store or at many big box stores. The solution is designed to melt the ice quickly so you can remove it with a scraper or with your windshield wipers. In a pinch, you can also use a solution of two parts 70% isopropyl alcohol and one part water. Mix together in a spray bottle and apply it to your windshield to melt the ice fast.
Turn on your car before you need to leave
Windshield ice will start to melt once your car starts to heat up. Rather than waiting until you have to leave to start your car, start it a few minutes early and turn on the interior heat to the highest setting. Choose the “defrost” setting for your front and rear windshields to ensure the warm air is aimed in the right direction.
Use a scraper
Once the ice starts to melt from the de-icer spray or the heat from your car’s interior (or both), it should come off quickly with a scraper. Once it’s completely removed from your windshield you can be on your way with no visual obstructions.
Make sure your car is equipped for cold temperatures by keeping up with your routine maintenance. Schedule an appointment at Hardin County Honda in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, today!
Ready to spend some quality time with your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Hop in your Honda vehicle from Hardin County Honda and check out these Valentine’s Day weekend getaway ideas in Kentucky.
A romantic weekend in Louisville
You don’t have to travel far to have a fun weekend getaway with your significant other. You can be in Louisville in less than an hour and easily spend a full weekend having fun and enjoying each other’s company. Book a night in a swanky downtown hotel and make a reservation at a world-class restaurant like Le Relais (for French cuisine) or Brazeiros Louisville (for some top-notch Brazilian steak).
A country getaway in Shakertown
Drive in your Accord for just over an hour and you’ll be in beautiful Shakertown, where you can learn about the rich history of the Shaker community alongside your loved one. Book a room at The Inn, where you’ll enjoy Shaker reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors, and incredible views of the Kentucky countryside.
A hiking trip in Red River Gorge
Spend a night or two in a cozy cabin or treehouse in Red River Gorge, where you can enjoy a quiet and romantic weekend with your significant other. It’ll take you 2-3 hours to get there, but the tranquility that awaits you is definitely worth it. Hike up to Natural Bridge to see breathtaking vistas, then stop at Miguel’s Pizza for a casual fireside meal.
Need to service your car before your weekend getaway? Book a service appointment at Hardin County Honda today!