Does a vinegar and water mixture actually remove windshield ice?

“So does it really work? WUSA9 Verify researchers got answers.

AAA and auto glass experts said the vinegar water method could work as a preventative measure to avoid getting ice build up on your windshield and windows due to the acidity in vinegar. However, once that ice is on there, spraying this mixture won’t remove it.

AAA experts explained leaving the mixture on the glass is ineffective because it’s freezing point is just barely lower than that of water, so not a substantial effect to make ice melt.”

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There are other ways to make life easier for removing ice from a windshield. Perhaps the most popular is a remote car starter. Simply pressing the button the starter (while making sure the defroster was previously left on), and letting the car idle for 10 or so minutes should do the trick.

Trying the vinegar and water combination hack could actually cause further damage to your windshield if it is chipped or cracked. Of course, if time and effort isn’t a concern, an ice scraper will definitely take care of the problem.

If you need expert auto glass installation or replacement call the pro’s at IAS Auto Glass. We service many areas throughout the twin cities region and also offer mobile service for no additional cost.

AGSC and NWRA will merge into one organization

“The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will consolidate into one organization, effective January 1, 2019. Though technically not a merger, NWRA will dissolve and its membership, standards and work products will be welcomed into the newly formed Windshield Repair Division of the AGSC.

‘A good third of our memberships overlapped already,’ says AGSC vice president Jean Pero. ‘We are delighted to have the entire auto glass industry under one umbrella. It will enhance the services we can provide as well as our clout.'”

Read the announcement here.

While the membership of the AGSC is small in relation to the number of auto glass repair shops in the U.S., the dedication to safety should be followed by all. Our priority at IAS Auto Glass, is to get your vehicle back on the road in a quick but safe manner. We will not take any shortcuts and always follow the proper guideliness when replacing auto glass such as a windshield.

Our technicians will come out to you at no extra cost. Contact us at 952-797-4374 for more information or visit our Auto Glass Service page for more information.