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When you’re late for work and your car windshield is covered in a thick layer of ice, it can be tempting to run inside, grab a pan of hot water, and douse the windshield to melt the frozen mess instantly—but don’t do it! The temperature difference between the hot water and the ice can crack or shatter the windshield, necessitating an expensive emergency repair. Clear the ice with an ice scraper, a commercial de-icing spray, or rubbing alcohol, and invest in an inexpensive windshield cover to solve the problem altogether.
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