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No one looks forward to scraping off icy windows first thing in the morning before work, so we scrounged around online to figure out the top ways to deal with ice build up.

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How to prevent ice buildup on car windows

1. Vinegar and Water
Your easiest and most cost effective option is to spray and wipe your windshield the night before with a solution of 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water. If you don't have vinegar try 2 parts rubbing alcohol and 1 part water. If you don't have either, mix water with salt.
2. Cover it up
If you're looking to take it one step further, purchase a quality windshield cover. Most are easy to put on at night and remove in the morning. Fold it up in your trunk or back seat when not in use so it's always with you.

3. Take a natural approach
For those with parking options, position your vehicle to face east when you get home for the night. The sun rises in the east and will help natural defrost your windshield in the morning.

No matter what you do, DO NOT use hot water on cold glass. There's a good chance it will break due to the sudden temperature change and you'll be dealing with a bigger problem than scrapping.

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