January 6, 2023
Frozen Windshield Wipers? We Have the Solution!
If there’s one thing worse than scraping ice from your car’s windows, it has to be the sight of your wipers frozen to your windshield. Driving with frozen wiper blades is a no-no since you can’t drive safely when your view of the road ahead is obstructed.
Fortunately, defrosting your windshield wipers doesn’t require a lot of work, and it certainly doesn’t require a trip to the auto repair shop. Say goodbye to frozen wipers by following the steps below:
Before anything else, make sure to avoid doing any of these three things: pouring hot water on your windshield, forcing your wipers free, and turning your wipers on. Doing any of these can damage your wipers. Plus, hot water can cause the glass to crack.
Turn on your car and hit the windshield defroster button to start melting the ice. While this is taking place, get out of the vehicle and brush off the loose snow and ice. You can use an ice scraper — but do it carefully as you might hit the wipers or damage the windshield.
Lift the wipers using as little force as possible. In case you couldn’t get them to come up easily, don’t keep pulling. Instead, apply a defrosting solution. Continue clearing off pieces of ice and snow while you work. You should be able to notice progress on your blades within a couple of minutes.
Lift the wiper blades gently to see if they’re still stuck. Again, don’t continue pulling if there’s resistance. Wait a few more minutes before reapplying the solution.
When you finally get to lift the blades off with ease, get rid of residual frost on the wiper blades and windshield. You might still need to use your scraper or brush if there are huge ice chunks left. Then, put the wiper blades back in place carefully.
With your windshield wipers free of ice, you may now turn them on from the inside of your car.
Have a Problematic Car? Use It to Help Struggling Vets in Your Area
If you have a car plagued with a lot more serious issues than having frozen windshield wipers, perhaps it’s time to retire it. Hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations and we’ll use it to uplift the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
We’ll auction off your vehicle and hand over the proceeds to our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to providing support to former U.S. service members who are homeless and chronically unemployed as well as those who are suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.
Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing assistance, financial aid, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits designed to improve the quality of their lives.
You’ll also benefit from your charitable act since it will allow you to reap valuable rewards. You’ll enjoy our free professional towing service wherever you are in the country. You’ll also be pleased with our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.
Moreover, you’ll have the privilege of claiming the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help transform the lives of our nation’s heroes.
We take in nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may write to us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.
Give Your Old Car a New and More Meaningful Purpose Today!
Many of our retired service members are in desperate need of support. You can help provide them with the boost they’re looking for during these critical times. It only takes a simple vehicle donation to make it happen. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!