Quickly de-ice your car’s windshield with these sprays

You don’t always have time to wait for your defroster.

snow covered cars and street
Winter's fun.Jason Abdilla via Unsplash

When you’re running late for work, the last thing you want to do is wait 15 minutes for your engine to heat up and your windshield to slowly defrost. While your car’s de-froster will eventually get the job done, you can speed up the process by spraying a de-icer on your car’s windows and mirrors. Here are some de-icing sprays that will do the cold work for you.

CRC Ice Off

CRC Ice Off

CRC Ice Off will quickly melt away the ice on your windshield on those frigid mornings.Amazon

This 12-ounce can of de-icer melts snow, ice, and frost off your car’s exterior windows. With built-in “power jet technology,” boasts a powerful nozzle that promises to penetrate thick ice. This spray works even in subzero temperatures and on frozen car locks.

Prestone Windshield De-Icer

Prestone Windshield De-Icer

Prestone promises to prevent refreezing.Amazon

Weighing in at 11 ounces, this de-icer spray is one of the largest cans available. You won’t need to spray much for it to work either. What’s more, its lid doubles as an ice scraper that’ll help you hit the road quicker.

Penray Windshield Spray De-icer

Penray Windshield Spray De-icer

The Penray de-icer won’t leave a mess behind after you spray it.Amazon

This 11-ounce can of Penray spray works to de-ice your car in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit. As long as you immediately turn on your windshield wipers after spraying, your windshield will be free of ice before you finish spraying all your windows. And if you live in frigid temperatures, you’re in luck: this spray can also de-thaw your frozen shut doors.