For those who
frequently park on street or driveway in the winter, the iceScreen can save
yourself some hassle in scraping ice and snow off the windshield next morning,
especially when you are in a hurry.
It works with a
simple snap. Seven strong magnets covered in fabric will attach the
IceScreen to your car. The flaps on the side are tucked in car doors for added wind
and theft protection. When you are ready to go, simply pull it off and you are
good to go. No ice and snow left for you to manually scrape off. After you are done with the winter, you may
still use the other side of the screen to block direct sunlight. It folds
compactly into a pouch for easy storage. The company also have mirror mitts to
prevent frosting on side mirrors.
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And yes, you can use
a towel or a blanket or big enough tarp to create a barrier between the
windshield and snow, which can be just as effective according to some folk
wisdom. But some things to keep in mind
when ridding ice off your car:
- The key is to separate
moisture and frost from making direct contact with the windshield
- Don’t use hard and sharp
material which can later scratch your paint or windshield.
- Prolonged warming up your car
in idle only harms the engine, thus not a recommendable way to melt sticking ice using air-conditioning.
- Mixture of alcohol and
water (usually 2:1 ratio) can
temporarily rub off ice and frost on windshield and wiper blade. But your
car might get re-frosting in
Who is going to miss the weird satisfaction of knocking ice off the car in the numbing cold?