When clearing the windshield of your vehicle, also remember to clear off the side windows and rear windshield as well. If you do not, you run the risk of having poor visibility. When this happens, it will impair your vision. The end result is an increase of an accident happening to you or your passengers. You will also want to remember to remove the snow that is on the roof, hood, and trunk of your vehicle as well. If it is still there as you start to drive, it can impair the visibility of the drivers around you.
As you go out to scrape the snow off, you will want to make sure to start your vehicle. This will allow it time to warm up. Not only will it warm up for the interior of your vehicle, but the engine will warm up as well. When you start the car, turn the heat on for defrost. This will help the windshield to warm up quicker as well. As it warms up, you will notice it becomes easier to scrape off the ice and snow from the windshield. During this time you can check to make sure the windshield wipers are unfrozen from the windshield. You can also turn on the rear defrost to help the window warm up as well.
If you notice any issue with your vehicle this winter, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. We can inspect the vehicle for what is causing the issue. Even if you think the issue is not important, it is always best to have it looked at. Always remember to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us. We will be able to advise you on a schedule for your vehicle.