Winter Weather Car Hacks For Your Car

Port Washington Area Service Center

When winter weather arrives, there’s nothing worse than being stuck with an icy or snow-covered car when you need to get somewhere. You’ll never have to be inconvenienced by the snow again with these winter weather car hacks from the experts at North Shore Honda near Port Washington.

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Tips and Tricks for Surviving Winter Weather Around Port Washington

When you learn that winter weather is on its way, here are some preventative steps you can take:

Winter Weather Car Hacks For Your Car

De-Ice Your Locks with Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will do the trick to melt the ice off your locks. Hand sanitizer contains alcohol, an ingredient known to melt ice. Simply cover the end of your key with the hand sanitizer and insert it fully into the lock. You’ll be on your way in no time!

Get Your Car Out of Snow with Kitty Litter

This simple hack from our service center near Port Washington is a huge help. When your car tires are having some trouble gaining traction when there’s snow on the ground, kitty litter can get your car out of the snow quickly and easily. Just spread some of the kitty little in front of the stuck tires and you’ll be on your way.

Prevent Windshield Wipers From Freezing with Old Socks

If you have some old socks laying around, you can put them to good use. Sliding old socks over your windshield wipers can help prevent them from freezing to your windshield. Just pull the wipers into the upright position, put the socks over them, and your wipers are safe from the cold.

Cover Your Side Mirrors with Plastic Bags to Prevent Frost

Those plastic bags you’ve been keeping have finally come in handy! Place a plastic bag over each side mirror and leave them on before you have to hit the road. You’ll keep your mirrors from frosting over and won’t have to scrape the ice in the morning.

For more winter weather car hacks or to schedule regular service, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Getting your car through the winter has never been easier!

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit