Prepare for Winter

NC Minute Masthead

Here are some helpful hints for you to consider during the upcoming cold winter days.

Keep you headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights – lasts six weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol!
Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect .

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! With frost on its way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spray it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they’ll be clear of ice mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water – preventing water from freezing.

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spray cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking oil prevents water from melting into the rubber.

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield and wipe it off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock and the problem is solved!