Car experts share dos and don'ts of de-icing cars in winter weather

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As the weather gets colder, it can be frustrating to walk out to a car covered in ice. 

Bob Morris with Christian Brothers Automotive in East Wichita said there are dos and don'ts when it comes to getting the ice off your car, and if you take short cuts, it could put your car in the shop. 


- Allow your car to warm up for a few minutes. Morris said it's not necessary to allow your car to idle for a long period of time, just long enough to help melt the ice.

- Blast your heat and defrost. 

- Have a scraper, plenty of windshield wiper fluid, and at least half a tank full of gas. 

Do Not:

- Pour warm water on your windshield to melt the ice. 

- Deflate tires to increase traction. 

- Allow your car to warm for long periods of time. 

- Try to drive without scraping the ice off of your car. 

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