1. Raise your wipers at night and cover them with socks to prevent them from freezing to your window.
4. Shaving cream works to fog-proof your car.
It has a lot of the same ingredients as commercial de-foggers. Just spray a layer on the inside of your windows and wipe it clean.
Pro tip: Don’t leave open containers of liquid or water in your car overnight, those will evaporate and turn into fog or frost.
6. Use cooking spray on the rubber edges of your car doors to keep them from freezing shut.
Just spray on the edges of doors then rub them down with a paper towel.
Pro tip: This is also a great trick to use on your snow shovel to prevent ice build up.
7. Never use hot water to melt ice on your windows.
Unless you want a shattered windshield, that is.
9. Use a credit card as a DIY ice scraper in a pinch.
You can also use a plastic spatula. Just don’t use anything metal or glass or risk scraping your paint and windows.
13. Clean your lights with toothpaste for extra brightness.
When the weather is bad, lights are even more important.
16. If your tires are stuck, use cardboard to help them get traction.
You can also use the mats from your car interior if you don’t mind them getting wet and dirty.
18. Keep a pair of old socks in your glove compartment to wear OVER your shoes.
This will give your feet better traction when pushing your car out of a snow drift.