How to Make Rubbing Alcohol Deicer

A deicer is mainly a device that sprays substances such as rock salt or ethylene glycol, in order to melt existing ice or prevent the formation of ice in the future on the sides or roads, windshields and even aircraft wings.

It is no secret that many countries are victim to heavy snowfalls, such as Canada, the United States, and other countries in the northern hemisphere.

Ice can difficult to remove as well. You may need to wake up an hour or two before actually leaving for work or school etc just to clean your driveway and car. This is a long and tedious task if done by a simple shovel and labor, which might even result in windshield scratches.

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Make Your Own Home Deicer

Winter is a beautiful time, the weather is chilly, and you wear all your warm snuggly clothes, drink warm hot chocolates, and enjoy the snowy days. It’s the time for snowmen, snow angels and whatnot.

However, in regions where there are high amounts of snowfall annually, snow can get old very quickly. This is because it accumulates on driveways and cars.

This can result in many problems. People have to wake up early in order to scrape the snow from their driveways and cars in order to get out of the house and go to schools, work, etc.

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How to Protect Your Car from Snow

During the winter, your car is subject to extreme cold, frost, ice, and snow. Here’s a few tips on how to protect your car from snow.

Park Your Car in a Covered Garage

Keep your car away from snow by parking inside a covered garage. It’s perfect if you have a garage. You don’t need to have air conditioning in your garage. The important thing is to provide shelter and protection for your car.

If you don’t have a covered garage, the next best thing is to install a carport or a car awning or a detached shed. This can help your car avoid the bulk of the snow.

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Does Frost Guard Work?

During the winter, your windshield can be invaded by frost. It can easily take you 15 minutes to remove the ice and the frost. To shorten the time for you to get out of the parking area and start going to work, read on for a possible solution.

The idea behind frost guard is to cover your windshield and protect it from the wind and cold. The frost will accumulate on the frost guard instead of your windshield. Instead of firing up your engine, open the heater and blast it on to your windshield, you can remove the frost guard, stow it in your trunk, and then drive off to work!

So, how to choose your frost guard?

Before choosing your car frost guard, look at the type that you need. If you want to leave your car in a parking lot, you can choose a cheap tarpaulin that can help protect your car from dust, scratches, or even frost.

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A 10-Point Winter Auto Maintenance Checklist

Prevention is better than cure. A principle which is also valid for your vehicle! Maintaining your car is essential for its proper functioning but also for your safety. To limit any risk of breakdown or accidents on the road, follow the following tips.

Here’s our 10-Point Winter Maintenance Checklist

In winter season you will ride in rain, snow or ice. Choose a suitable windshield washer. Check wiper condition, tire wear and pressure, battery, coolant, lights and heat. In some areas, it is useful to equip yourself with snow tires. In case of a problem on snowy roads, your car insurance assistance guarantee allows you to be taken care of quickly.

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Winterize Your Car: Prepare Your Car for Winter

I am not a big fan of winter. It’s cold. And driving out to work in the morning takes an additional 10-15 minutes because of all the things you need to do to make your car ready to go!

You need to remove ice or frost on the windshields, brush off snow, start and wait until the A/C system spews out enough heat for the car. And I live in Nashville, TN where we only get snow twice or three times in a year.

Winter is here and we need to make sure our cars can withstand the cold.¬†Here’s how to winterize your car. Follow these tips to prepare your car for winter.

This post is long, feel free to jump into the section that you need to check out. Use the Table of Contents below to help you navigate through this post. 

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Things to Keep in Your Car During the Winter

When the cold winds of winter start blowing, you better take note and prepare yourself and your car for cold mornings (and days!) ahead. Even if you’re good at driving on snow or ice, better pack in some of these things to help you survive in case anything happens.

Ask anybody who fell into a ditch or got stuck in a blizzard, and they’d tell you that they never planned on doing that at all! With the climate going crazy as it is–I mean, come on–tornadoes and floods during the winter?

Better be safe than sorry… or dead.

Things to Keep in Your Car During the Winter

Auto Jump Starters. This is especially useful for older cars, or cars with unreliable batteries. Even if you manage to arrive at your destination, if your battery dies on you, you may be unable to start the car and you’ll get stuck! Better yet, you might want to get a jump starter with an air compressor. During the winter, the air inside your tires may lose some of their pressure because of the cold. The air compressor will come in handy to keep your tire pressures stable.

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Review of Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor

We’ve reviewed some lightweight jump starters in the past. But since reviewing the Duracell 600 Watt | 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro, we’ve moved to the heavyweights.

Another heavy duty jump starter is the Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor. It is not just a jump starter but also packs in additional features that can entice you to buy it. Since, it costs more than $200, is it going to be worth every penny?

Find out more below.

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Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Air Compressor
  • PROFORMER battery technology is designed to provide extremely high power output, extended cranking power and a long service life
  • Extra-long 68" cables, Industrial grade Hot Jaw clamps.12 feet coiled air hose with screw-on chuck
  • For protective cover, see model no. JNCCVRXL. NOTE: Refer user manual before use
  • Voltmeter provides charge status of onboard battery

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Review of Duracell 600 Watt / 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter

It pays to have a nice, handy jump starter at the trunk of your car, but what if you need a big jump starter for a big ass truck?

You better reach out for the the Duracell 600 Watt/ 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter.

Got a compact car or a motorcycle? This baby can handle ’em just fine. But even if you got a V8 car, a mini-truck, or a motorboat, the Duracell 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter will do the job. You won’t be stranded in the middle of the road or the even the sea if that boat fails you.

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Duracell Power DR600PWR Power Pack Jump Starter
  • Jump Starts 4, 6, and 8 cylinder vehicles with built-in heavy duty jumper cables - 1300 peak amps
  • Includes 2 AC outlets with up to 600W of combined available AC power for 115V AC devices, two 2.4A USB ports, one 12V DC outlet, a 160 PSI air compressor to inflate tires, and an emergency LED...
  • AC cord and inflating needles are included in the built-in compartment underneath handle and 6 AWG jumper cables
  • Safety Features: Reverse polarity indicator; Alarm to help prevent incorrect jumpstarting connection; Inverter overload/over-temperature & short circuit protection; Follows ETL safety standard
  • Recharge unit every 2-3 months: It is also recommended to recharge unit after each use so that the internal battery remains at full capacity

And it’s not just a jump starter! It also comes with an air compressor. If you want to go camping, it can even double as a charging station for your laptop, smartphone, or other devices, thanks to its Power Inverter feature with Dual AC wall outlets and two USB. Based on the Manufacturer’s product description, if you have this jump starter fully charged, you can recharge a Smartphone up to 19 times and a tablet for up to 7 times.

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