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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Vehicle’s Ice Scraper?

Do I Need a New Ice Scraper for My Vehicle This Year?

Many areas around the country (including Rochester, NY) are starting to see cold temperatures that include frosty mornings. While some folks are jumping for joy because they soon will be able to go sledding, ice fishing, and snowmobiling again, many others are dreading going out and scraping their vehicle’s windshield. Luckily, it helps when we have a high-quality ice scraper to help clear those frosty windows. But is it time to replace your current ice scraper?

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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Vehicle’s Ice Scraper?

There is no true timeline when it comes to replacing an ice scraper, but they don’t last forever. It really depends on how often and how aggressively you use it. And after being exposed to extreme temperatures during the summer or winter months, the plastic can become brittle. Once you notice that your ice scraper is no longer providing a clear and clean scraping job, you should replace it.

Can I Sharpen My Ice Scraper?

You can sharpen your ice scraper to make it last a little longer, though we don’t recommend doing this as you could potentially scratch your windshield. If you choose to sharpen your ice scraper, you just need to run it over 100, 150 and 240-grit sandpaper.

Buying a new ice scraper is incredibly easy and a variety of options are available on Amazon Smile, along with auto parts stores or big box stores with an automotive department. Ice scrapers are also a favorite holiday gift, so add one to your wish list!

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