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The Top Ways To De-Ice Your Car - Toyota Parts Blog

Car SnowIn a lot of parts of this country, it’s starting to get a little frosty and frigid.

When the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to dust off that ice scrapper.  Let’s face it … we all dislike scraping ice off of our vehicle’s windows.  Worse yet, we hate when our car or truck’s door is frozen shut!

To help you get through this winter, here are the best ways to de-ice your vehicle.

Clearing Windows of Ice


When it comes to clearing your car or truck’s windows, you’ll want to follow these tips:

1. Find a Good Ice Scraper – Purchase a quality ice scrapper made out of solid plastic.  Cheaper made ice scrappers can easily crack.

2. Run Car And Use Defrosters – Let your car run for a few minutes and use the defrosters, this will help to loosen the ice.

3. Be Thorough – For safety purposes, scrape all of the ice and snow off of your windshield.  You’ll also want to remove any piles of snow from the roof and other areas of your vehicle.  This will help improve driving visibility.

Besides following these tips, you’ll want to have plenty of windshield washer fluid as well as some type of water beading spray such as Rain-X.  Also make sure that you have a good set of wipers on your vehicle.

De-Icing Doors


If you can’t open your car’s doors, you’ll want to follow these de-icing tips in this helpful video.

For more helpful tips, be sure to read other postings on the Toyota Parts Center Blog.  At Toyota Parts Center, we are the #1 spot for all of your genuine Toyota parts needs whether it’s Toyota Camry parts or Tundra parts, we’ve got all the Toyota parts you need.


Written by Tom Blackman