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.

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