In the winter, a foggy windshield full of condensation is typical when you go to start your vehicle. It does not take that long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you’re harried and already late for work, that extra time waiting can feel like an eternity. And we don’t want you driving around through a half-obscured windshield like a dingus.
Defrosting the windshield, or removing frozen ice from the outside of the windshield, is important to do before you start to drive. When you clear the windshield, use an ice scraper, and never hot water to resolve. Make sure to clear off the whole windshield, and not just a spot that you can see through. You will also want to make sure to clear off the side windows and mirrors on your vehicle as well. Not only should see in front of you, but you will want your peripheral vision to be the best it can be as well, so that is why the whole windshield should be cleared off.
You will also want to remove any snow or large chunks of ice that might be on the hood or roof of your vehicle. If you ignore it, and it stays on, there is a chance it could cover the windshield and impair your vision when you drive. If the windshield is warm, and snow flies up from the hood, it could stick on the windshield and cause poor visibility and issues when you drive. In the winter, sometimes the snow that blows up on the windshield will freeze on it almost immediately. The windshield wipers will have to remove the grime and debris on the windshield, so make sure the windshield wipers are in the best condition possible. If you notice an issue with the wipers or any other thing on your vehicle, make sure to contact us and we can schedule an appointment for your vehicle.