How to Defrost Your Car Windows Quickly

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid in Snow


CO drivers are all too familiar with winter weather and the effects it can have on their vehicles. Defrosting your car’s windshield takes time before you can safely leave for the day, and you never want to drive your vehicle with a frosted windshield. What’s the fastest way to defrost your windshield? Our service center and parts center have everything that Longmont and Louisville drivers need to learn below.

The Fastest Way to Defrost Your Windshield

The fastest way to defrost your windshield is the traditional way of warming your vehicle: your heating system. Never pour hot or warm water on your windshield to defrost it. This can cause cracking in the glass.

  • Turn the front defogger on high and turn on the rear defroster if your vehicle has one.
  • Turn the fan on high to help speed up the process.
  • Turn the temperature on high.

You can also speed up the whole process by using an ice scrapper on your windshield and windows as your vehicle is heating up. Any frost, ice, and snow will be easier to remove if it’s already been loosened or warmed up in temperature. Heating your vehicle up slightly earlier before you have to leave will also save you time and stress.

Other Ways to Defrost Your Windshield

We recommend defrosting your windshield with the above steps, but there are a few vehicle-friendly options out there. We don’t recommend using salt water solutions, as with repeated use, salt water can damage auto glass over time. Here are some other tips:

  • Mix 1/3 part water and 2/3 part isopropyl or rubbing alcohol.
  • Spray the solution on your windshield to help remove ice quickly when you need it.
  • There are pre-made solutions that you can find at your local dealership or automotive shop. You can also opt for a portable defroster.

Choose Our Service Center for Your Windshield Needs

How to defrost car windows is fairly straightforward, but do your windshield or windshield wipers need some TLC? Westminster drivers can easily order parts online from our parts center, and we have a great collection of service specials for when you’re winterizing your vehicle. At Fisher Honda, we offer plenty of Honda car knowledge on top of speedy service and repairs, so schedule your next service visit with us today!

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