Maybe our friends over at WhiteTrashRepairs.com can shed some light on this ingenuity because I’m lost. Seems like you’re killing 1 bird with two stones lady.
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Defroster doesn’t work and she is afraid ice will form on her window?
She’s afraid her wipers will freeze to her car?
I dunno. I live in Northern Canada where it actually gets cold and if I am going to be somewhere for a long while and don;t want my wipers iced up (like say when it’s -40C) I just flip them up. maybe her car is too old to have the kind on springs.
Best i can do for ya
January 22nd, 2014
I can see using something that is not water absorbent to cover the windshield. I have used large plastic trash bags before. But using a towel would be a mistake. Basically gluing (freezing) a wet towel to the glass.
Actually she’s covering her windshield so that when freezing rain hits you pull the towel off and your window is clear. Saves scraping for 30 minutes while getting pelted with ice pellets. Ishe must be Canadian. We all do it up here!
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The towel keeps frost from forming on the windshield so you don’t have to scrape it.
Other than some would use a larger covering or different material this isn’t anything new if you live in an area subject to ice storms. So why is this news or unique to Walmart?
From Cold Country
Wow you even have the topic of Icy Conditions. Covering a window with a towel prevents it from icing over. Works like a charm. You must be one of the dumb&@^ who uses a credit card to scrape the windows!
January 23rd, 2014
Pragmatism, really. If it’s cold enough to freeze over the windshield while she’s inside the store, she doesn’t have to wait for the car to warm up and defrost it.
I do the same thing to my car when we have freezing conditions.
This helps if you are expecting snow or frost. The wipers just hold the towel down. Just take it off in the morning and your windshield is fairly clear.
I’m from florida…but I remember this from my winter days up north
This lady actually is being clever — put a towel on her windshield and after it snows, just pull the towel off. No scraping and a clear windshield.
This is actually quite common. People will also use cardboard or plastic. What it does is when bad weather hits (read: snow, ice) it makes cleaning the windshield quicker and easier and helps to prevent the windshield wipers from freezing to the windshield.
This is nothing odd or weird to see, and anyone who lives in the North finds this to be quite a common sight.
Up here in the Arctic frost forms even at -35 degrees. Almost impossible to scrape off. This method, or variations thereof, is a good remedy.
The comments here prove that us northern folks are way smarter than you down south. Ha!
I would just be concerned that the towel would get wet and become stuck to the glass of the windshield. Typically you use a piece of plastic or a material that will not absorb moisture. I suppose a towel would work with dry snow, otherwise your towel gets covered in snow, it goes into your car and melts and then freezes solid.
I’m from northern Canada and while I’ve never seen towels used before, I have seen tarps used for this purpose. If your windshield does freeze over, though, throw some Coca-Cola on it. It works!
Yes, If it is below freezing and you only expect snow or sleet. Rain that later freezes or freezing rain will make it a chore to peel that towel off. Just depends on where you are.
I use a heavy towel too as long as there is no call for precipitation.
I do this, but use a small plastic tarp to keep the snow and stuff off my windshield, but I’s gots ta go quick sometimes so that’s why I do it, fat ass is just lazy.
January 28th, 2014
looks like she is cleaning her windshield
January 30th, 2014
Coming from northern Vermont, I’ve done this. My car doesn’t have the wipers that stay flipped up, and I have torn wipers from the ice accumulation. For some reason the towel doesn’t freeze to the wipers, and it pulls everything off with it when you take it off. I have one big enough that it tucks into the doors when you shut them, so it saves me scraping for half a freakin hour when I have to go to work
April 5th, 2014