Monday, January 09, 2017

Defrost your windshield in seconds with this weatherman's genius trick

If you have to leave your car outside overnight, you know what a pain it is to defrost the windshield on those cold mornings. An ice scraper works, but it can take a lot of energy, time and frozen fingers. And using your car’s defrost feature is effective, but you’re bound to wait a while for it to work— and you will waste gas in the process.

But one Knoxville, Tennessee, weatherman has a solution for quickly defrosting your car, and it just might change your life — or at the very least your mornings. Ken Weathers (yes, that's the weatherman's real name) of WATE 6 shared a recipe for a simple mixture that will get rid of the frost on your windshield in seconds.

The secret ingredients? Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol and water. Weathers explains the solution in a video that was originally posted a year ago but has picked up steam again in the past few weeks as we brace for another winter. (The video's been viewed 16 million times!)

Here’s what you do: Mix ⅓ part water and ⅔ part isopropyl or rubbing alcohol together and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto your windshield, and voila! You’ll see the ice disappear instantly.

“The reason why this works is rubbing alcohol has a freezing point of 138 degrees below freezing so you can always keep this mixture in your car and it will never freeze,” Weathers explained in the video.