How to Defrost Your Car Quickly

How to Defrost Your Car Quickly | Memphis, TN

When it’s time to embark on your commute, a frosted, foggy car can be more than a frustration — it can be a hazard to your visibility. Here are some quick tips to help you defrost your car and stay safe on the road.

 

If it’s warmer inside your vehicle and cooler outside

When you’re trying to stay warm in your car, but your windshield is fogging up, crank your heat to its maximum setting. Then, switch to AC to help draw moisture out of the air. Finally, disable any air recirculation, and crack your windows a bit to vent out the humidity. You can also use your windshield wipers to scrape away any fog or frost on the outside of your car.

 

Sprays to cut through frost

Looking for a quick fix? Cut through fog and frost with these easy spray solutions, made of common household items. You can mix one part water with two parts rubbing alcohol to defrost your windows. You can also one part white vinegar and two parts water to make a similarly helpful fog-busting cleaner.

Need help getting your vehicle ready for the snow, fog, and ice of a Tennessee winter? Bring your car to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, for climate control repair, new wiper blades, or a fresh set of headlights to help you stay safe when the weather turns rough.

Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle’s Interior This Winter

Buick Regal | Memphis, TN

Wintertime can take a toll on your vehicle, inside and out. While we usually turn our attention to maintenance issues like snow tires and fuel line freezes, it’s also helpful to keep your car’s cabin clean and tidy. Here are some handy tips for protecting your vehicle’s interior this winter.

Seats

Both cloth and leather seats need a little extra TLC when wintertime rolls around. Snow, salt, and grime can mess up your upholstery, so consider investing in seat covers. Leather seating should be conditioned to safeguard it against cracking in cold temperatures. And since you won’t be airing out the cabin with your windows rolled down, consider purchasing an air freshener to keep your car smelling nice.

Floor mats

Thanks to all of the sandy, salty slush on the ground, winter can do a number on your car’s carpeting. Protect your vehicle with some all-weather floor mats, particularly if your car’s own mats aren’t water-resistant. If you really want to go the extra mile, consider getting a second pair of shoes to change into before entering the cabin.

Storage and organization

When temperatures drop, it’s hard to stay outside and tidy up the cabin. But without those regular cleaning sessions, you may find your vehicle overrun with wrappers, napkins, and receipts. Corral the trash with an in-vehicle trash bin, so it’s easy to gather up garbage and keep your vehicle looking its best.

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