Can vinegar defrost car doors?
Yes, vinegar can defrost car doors, but some mechanics recommend using this liquid with caution. If you spray your car with vinegar, it will leave an astringent odor that will be very difficult to get rid of. Vinegar also tends to cause slight discoloration of your windows. So be very careful when spraying the liquid on your car doors.
Instead of pouring vinegar directly on the car door, it is better to combine it with water in a spray bottle. There are no official recommendations on the ratio, but a 3:1 mixture of vinegar and water is common. Put some of this mixture on the icy areas of your door, wait a few seconds and then remove it with a car-safe ice scraper.
- Mix 3/4 cup white vinegar with 1/4 cup room temperature water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the mixture on the frozen car windows.
- Scrape melted ice from windows with a scraper.