Simple Defrost Solution

If you can’t park your car in a garage overnight, you know what a pain it is to defrost the windshield on those cold mornings. Yes, an ice scraper works, but it can take a lot of energy, time you probably don’t have and frozen fingers. Plus, using your car’s defrost feature is effective, but you’re bound to wait a while for it to work — and you’ll waste gas in the process.

What is one to do in these cold Michigan winters? One Knoxville, Tennessee, weatherman says he 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. The weatherman 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 more than 16 million times!) Watch to see how you can save yourself some frustration and, perhaps, frostbite this winter. 

Adapted from the Today Show’s “Defrost your windshield in seconds with this weatherman’s genius trick” by Julie Pennell