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18 Winter Car Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Stop scraping ice every morning and start using these tips.

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4. Shaving cream works to fog-proof your car.

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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.

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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.

9. Use a credit card as a DIY ice scraper in a pinch.

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You can also use a plastic spatula. Just don't use anything metal or glass or risk scraping your paint and windows.

15. Keep a 20-pound bag of kitty litter in your trunk to give your back end extra weight.

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This will help your back tires stay grounded on the road. In a pinch, you can also sprinkle some of the litter on the ground beneath your tires to give more traction.

16. If your tires are stuck, use cardboard to help them get traction.

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You can also use the mats from your car interior if you don't mind them getting wet and dirty.

17. Vinegar + water makes a cheap DIY de-icer blend.

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Use three parts vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle.

Pro tip: Spraying vinegar on the windows the night before can help prevent icing in mildly cold temperatures.