Ice, frost, snow, and other debris should always be properly removed from your vehicle. Before you drive on the road, you will want to make sure that your visibility is clear. This way, you will be able to see those in front of you, as well as all around you. If you do not fully clear the windows, you run the risk of having an accident occur when you drive. Make sure that you scrape the windshield, side windows, and the rear windshield of your vehicle.
When you get up in the morning and it is cold, more than likely there will be frost on the windshield of your vehicle. While you might be tempted to use the windshield wipers, you should not. This can cause faster wear and tear on them as they are operating. It will cause the rubber portion to tear and rip as it goes over anything more than the windshield. You should clear the entire window and even the side mirrors. Doing so will also help you to be aware when you back up.
You can speed up the process of scraping the windows of your vehicle. Turn the vehicle on and run defrost from the furnace. This will not only warm up your vehicle, but it will also help to defrost the windshield and the other windows as well. When they start to warm up, you will notice it is easier to scrape them clear. This can be especially important once ice and snow starts to become common during the window. Scraping ice can be difficult, but with defrost, it will help make it easier. Plus once you are done clearing the windows, you will get into a warm and comfortable vehicle for your drive to your destination. Remember to clear off any snow from the hood and trunk of the vehicle too before you drive.