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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.
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Best overall: CRC Ice-Off Windshield Spray De-Icer
This 12-ounce can 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.
Best with scraper: Prestone AS242 Windshield De-Icer
Weighing in at 11 ounces, this de-icer 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.
Best car-safe: Penray 5216 Windshield Spray De-Icer
This 11-ounce can of Penray 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.