I find myself often scraping the car windows, gloveless, because I was in a rush, forgot the gloves, couldn't find the gloves, or wasn't expecting a frosty car. My poor fingers on those days really don't like me, and I don't blame them. While browsing pinterest once again, I came across this photo, with a tip below it.
"Ice Proofing the Car Windows with 2/3 Vinegar 1/3 water! Just spray on windows and ice will melt away! Totally making a bottle of this for this winter!"
I was thrilled, and immediately told Mark about it. I always worry about putting anything on the car. Mark takes care of our vehicles, and he knows what is good or bad for the car. I didn't think vinegar would be bad, especially just on the windows, but had to make sure from Mark. He says it's ok to use.
So next I went to the source of the picture - Coffee Break with Liz and Kate. I'm so glad I did too, because they answered my next question, how/why does this work? In their words
"Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water – preventing water from freezing."
Very cool! I got a science lesson as well as a helpful tip! Follow this link to find a few more tips from Liz and Kate on winter care for your car!