10 Winter Car TIPS & TRICKS you NEED to Know

Published on Feb 19, 2021
If you live somewhere that gets snow, this video will teach you some helpful tips and tricks I have learned over the years to prepare your car for the snow! Learn how to remove ice from your windshield and how to remove snow from your car quickly without scratching the paint. I also show you how to prevent your door and lock from getting frozen shut and many more tips and tricks! I even show you how to use a car detailing spray to prevent the snow from sticking!
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Timestamps:
How to get more traction on snow and ice: 0:40
How to get out of your driveway or parking spot safely: 1:48
How to top off washer fluid: 2:51
How to prevent doors and locks from freezing: 3:13
How to prevent ice from sticking to your windshield: 5:55
How to prevent snow from sticking to shovel: 8:29
How to prevent scratching your paint while removing snow: 9:25
How to remove snow without touching it: 10:10
How to remove ice from glass: 12:43

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  • Hopefully these tips are helpful. The weather has been horrible here with snow ever couple of days which has put a hamper on filming my regular How-To videos. Hopefully the snow melts soon! I have some awesome videos coming!!!

    • It will be definitely Using These

    • Howdy Chris! My only question is, and I'm sure I speak for a lot of people, when is the supercharger coming for the driftstang??? Lol

    • @Abraham A. ok thx but pls subscribe to me

    • Hey chris since you’re starting to upload again will we get another project car series if so how about doing a more retro car like an 80’s or 70’s car it would be really awesome if you did

    • When u droppin a new driftstang vid

  • who else watches Chris fix's video but don't get anything?

  • So Chris. When are you going to do a video on installing a rear camera? There are many different models that include wireless types. I love to add one to my car, but your video would really help. PLEASE?

  • Chris, you sound like an adult version of Gingka from beyblade. I’m living for it.

  • Chris I have a Ranger sport with the plastic floor liner no carpet, what is the best way to make it look good?

  • Someone please go through and count how many times he says woder

  • where is it you are with all the snow Mr. Fix?

  • Where is the turbo del sol video

  • Hey chrisfix a friend if mine had a problem because he uses LPG which has this part that freezes in cold weather so most people use hot water to heat it or else the car wont start or run properly if its frozen.

  • I WANT YOU TO DRIFT😭😭😭🥺🥺

  • Don't forget to refill ur blinker fluid it tends to evaporate when it's cold outside

  • I lived in tropical country but whatever i will watch it anyway.

  • Gotta Love Chrisfix . The back the cars in the driveway. Great tip my friend ! No wonder everyone finds your videos beneficial. Spring is around the corner, BBQs here we come .

  • The only thing I can think of to add is really only helpful if you don't have a leaf blower. I start the car first. Then I start removing snow at the back of the car. Often, especially with thick, wet snow, the hood will be warm by the time I get there and makes that part of the car a bit easier to clear. Oh! And never use a hammer to break up ice on a windshield.

  • Spending $5 on some deicer spray 👍🏻

  • where are the driftstang?

  • Or...just park in the garage... I'm joking, awesome video 😀👍

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  • Hey Chris! I have been a fan for a long time, and I have a question. Can you show us how too high pressure can damage car paint? (Pressure washer) I have wondered how it can damage paint for a long time. Thanks

  • Your comment got a ❤ from ChrisFix btw more electrical projects please. you literally haven't done anything fun electrical in years.

  • HOW MANY CARS DOES THIS MAN HAVE!!!!!!!!!!

  • HEYY GUYYS, CHRISFIX HERE this will never get old i dont even have a car im 14 yr old but i love cars soooooo much that i learn everything now

  • Werter!!!

  • I am not sure how I would write to you about something I’d really like if you could cover... maybe just leaving this comment is enough. When I first got my truck about three years ago it had heavy water spots on the glass and I used 0000 steel wool to remove the water spots but in my inexperience with vehicles I might have done it too long or too rough and it left swirl scratches all over the windows. I’ve tried waxing the windows and rubbing compound mixed with fast orange hand cleaner with pumice from a video I found on USdos and a DA polisher and didn’t work. If you have a way to fix these steel wool scratches I’d really like the video! Appreciate what you do it’s all awesome tutorials and great video editing! Thanks ChrisFix!

  • I've been a fan since 1m subs

  • Nice

  • I'm watching this from Miami Florida and I'm craving a slurpee 🤣🤷🏻‍♂️

  • I personally love to get the ice off of my paint by simply just using a circular saw. Works great on the ice, and the paint should be just fine.

  • Ive never heard of backing in called combat parking but i didnt do that for a few days when we got lots of snow and the shield underneath my car to protect the engine bay kept getting bent back towards the rear of the car and you can constantly hear it scraping snow with it, and bumps and just scraping the pavement in general. not fun dont recommend.

  • Chris, when are we going to TURBO THE DRIFTSTANG😎

  • My car broke when I turn off the car fan won't turn off please I really need to fix it

    • The cooler fan

  • #1 Move to a warm climate. Problem Solved 😂

  • just turned 16 and have a hand me down toyota corolla it drives we’ll and i like it but man i want a bmw i3 so bad

  • To clean up the glass, should we be using the old and expired credit card or the new credit card that we are using at work?

  • If I have a lot of snow on the truck or car, I grab a long-handled broom with very soft bristles and the snow comes off very quickly. And not to worry cuz I've been doing this for years and have never ever found one tiny scratch on the paint or molding. This is the best trick for me removing snow if you have to be somewhere and time is short. The broom is about 2 feet wide so you can just imagine how fast and how much snow can be removed in just one swipe. Use a back and forth method (push to remove snow away. reposition broom then pull snow towards you) Boom, you're done.

  • Have you fixed and evap system

  • Hey ChrisFix can you make a video about how to add a Lock for fuel cap? As an anti vandalize security? Because I love sugar in my coffee not my fuel tank =D

  • Chrisfix i think you missed some tips 1. always let your car heat up 2. If you have a truck that has 4x4 put it in 4x4 it will help the traction in the snow 3. Make sure your headlights, taillights and turn signals are working so everyone can see you Love your videos keep up the great work

  • Wooter? Wah-ter.

  • Hey Chris fix I found a cheap dodge Dakota for sale manual transmission RWD. Do you think a 4x4 conversion is worth it? It will be used as a work truck.

  • Uhm- I used a pressure washer... yeah it sucked. THERE WAS A FAT DENT IN MY CAR :(

  • 12 year old me: mhm ok useful

  • I got a hack, called a garage. Amazing. Your car will be warm or not sweltering hot, cleaner. And hey you don’t have to worry about thieves or the ahole teens who roam around at night checking if you locked your car.

  • Hey guys! ChrisFix here so today I am gonna show you how to repair a rocket with common hand tools!

  • do you still have your drift stang i do not see it in the back ground any more

  • Hey Chris I’m wondering I love cars and fixing them but I hate going under them it’s like a huge fear of mine is there a way I can get over it?

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  • Hey chris please more driftstang videos please!!!!

  • who else is waiting for Chris to post another video

  • You sure have a lot of tricks man

  • Yo chris could you make a video I how to install a android head unit

  • When is the honda turbo kit video coming?

  • Hey ChrisFix I have a safety question. I’m looking to get a floor jack and some jack stands for my Jeep the GVWR is less than 6000. Would I be safe with a 3 ton floor jack and 3 ton jack stands?

  • Well, how about parking your car inside, that would help.

  • You should see some of the cars here in Finland, especially this winter. In my city it's been about -20°C (-4°F I think) for like two months straight and there has been more snow than we comfortably have room for on the roads and streets. Some cars that I've seen are completely buried under snow :D. It can get pretty dangerous though because the roads become narrower and a lot of parking space is lost. Nice vid tho, I should probably adopt some of these methods if I ever have to park on a driveway (currently I have a carport, which removes the need to take care of almost every other problem except for the cold).

  • *Laughs From Southern California*

  • Hey Chris, what happened to the trailblazer

  • Hey guys! Chris fix here !

  • And it helped my corvette

  • Is it a little weird he has not posted in a week?

  • 8mil subs can you do a face reaveal pls

  • I can't Belice Belice follow u so Long ago now u are at 7.8mill

  • Not a tip, just a reminder... ALWAYS remove the snow from the top of your car so when your driving you don’t cause the person behind you to get in an accident

    • one of my hubcaps fell off and got lost, can you do a video on how to tighten or secure hubcaps

  • I’m watching this and I’m from Australia where it never snows q

  • Dude plssssssss do a abandoned tesla repair video and keeping it serviced without a hole in tesla owners pocket (ps I don't own a tesla I just like that type of content) u can find a flooded one for under 10gs and it will give you more exposure

  • Have you ever done snow drift🥺

  • Windshield wiper arms left up are a bad idea. Something in the spring mechanism fails on Hondas preventing the wiper blade from making full contact with the glass. One wiper arm is $58.00 from the dealership, installation not included. In a blind stupor from clearing snow from the driveway and ice from the windshield, I managed to leave one up. The wife said you should not have done that, as the News Media had made her aware. Opps!!!

  • hi chris love your videos and thats why i am coming to you. i did not watch your "guide to buying a used car" in time to save myself $6,500 on my 2011 dodge charger v6 with 177k miles (which is alot thats why i am not too upset about the mechanical issues) but i believe i can save her. the dealer did in fact reset the codes and through my 10-15 test drive all was fine no check engine light. i turn her off and back on just to double check and its still fine besides things here and there nothing to throw me from it. well i get home less than a hour later taking a look at the cabin air filter and oil which where fin and no leaks as far as i could tell i get back in and its Christmas and maria carry is singing on my dash. check engine light and the battery light. i then take it to a auto zone and have them run the codes and it was a misfire in cylinder 2 and its calling for a cylinder head replacements. as for the battery took it to a mechanic and my alternator is working but they are saying its over charging which is causing my speedometer to shut off as well as the radio. so i am now at the mechanics hands when it comes to this car which i really love and want to drive it but i do not know if i should just call it a lemon and get my money back or see about fixing it myself. also there is a clicking when the ac turns on which has been determined to be a door in the ac unit that is stuck that might be causing the air to run hot. i just want to get your opinion on if i should try to fix it and enjoy it or move on and also is there any videos that would help me fix it that you have made or plan to make in the near future.

  • Trick that I used over the years is to keep antifreeze in a spray bottle. I’m not good at looking at the weather sometimes and it is nice to be able to just hop outside and spray the windshield with antifreeze or the side view mirrors or that rear window when I’m running late. Thanks for your tips as well. Definitely like the tips about the wax on the shovel. Great idea.

  • Please make a video on installing rear view camera.

  • *THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS VIDEO IN PARTICULAR BUT I NEED YALLS HELP* So I just removed my OEM trunk lip on my car so I could put a new one on and Volkswagen I guess uses not only a 3M adhesive but also some sort of epoxy to help secure it. I got the 3M tape off no problem but I cannot remove the epoxy to save my life. Ive tried all the low level removers like Goo Gone and WD40 and they didn't do anything. I also took it to a few body shops and they all said they would have to damage the paint and just repaint the whole trunk. Id been avoiding using a paint thinner or something really strong because I really don't want to destroy the paint. Does anyone have any suggestions? I think my next move may be to use a Q tip and dab the acetone on very lightly to try not to kill the paint.

  • me : watching winter hacks while living in a country with only 1 season, summer also me : WRITE THAT DOWN, WRITE THAT DOWN

  • Where is the driftstang??

  • You are my favorite USdosr

  • I wish I his knowledge cause my car need's fix and every thing I've tried hasn't worked yet.

  • how come you keep your hummer in the back of the driveway? Lol i thought you drove it every day.

  • Another reason to keep fuel in you tank is so it doesn’t freeze

  • My dad: so Dad: you don’t have a car Me: yes Dad: you don’t have a license? Me: yes Dad: then why are you watching ChrisFix’s videos? Me: yes

  • Thanks Mr Fix! Great tips, another awesome video!

  • one of my hubcaps fell off and got lost, can you do a video on how to tighten or secure hubcaps

  • I watched all of your videos

  • Anyone can advise on this issue? Driving 2008 estima. Facing this problem. Gear engage to drive on level road. Release brakes half way but car won’t move. Need to fully release and then can feel the gear kick in. If car is on a mild up or down slope, release brakes half way, the car will roll due to slope and then can feel gear kick in. These happen after car warm up. When car is cold these problem doesn’t exist. Anyone can help?

  • As a learning mechanic in a tech school I can say your channel is the most helpful thing I’ve ever come across keep up the amazing helpful videos

  • Hey Chris, What part of Jersey are you from??? I am always coming across great deals on cars in Jersey Maybe I could hook you up with these deals if your interested....

  • If you don't want to break the handle in the ice, just press the OPEN button long on your keys, to lower the window, then you can open it from the inside, without risking any damage

  • I apply pressure with my hands along the top weather stripping of the frozen door, flexing it in and out along the top outer edge of the frozen door around the window frame. Then I grab the crack of the upper corner of the door opening with my fingers and pry the door open easily ... Piece of cake!

  • I like your gold truck. I have a push brush in the cap of my truck that clears the snow off my truck, the brush is soft.

  • Even living in Brazil where there is no snow, I was amazed by this video. Useful tips when traveling abroad. Still, I got to confess I really miss driftstang videos!

  • I love this Mazda so much

  • My car is garaged so I don’t have to worry about it :)

  • Extra Pro Tip: If you happen to own a Hummer, drive said Hummer on snow days!!! 😁😂

  • Can you do how to change the cars manual to automatic

  • driftstsang update plz

  • I don't think this guy knows what he is saying . Dont leave your wiper arm up it can damage your windshield if the fall from heavy wind or snap down as they have spring that suppose to pull them towards the windshield and those same springs in the arm get stressed out from cold temp. P.s ur canadian neighbour

  • Question: how do you get those nice camera shots 🤔 Example: 12:08 Also love your videos man👍👍 👍

  • Can help me,. My civic vti 2001 automatic, dtc error p1607 pcm internal circuit failure,.. please help me,.. 🙏

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  • My Winter Car is coming up lol toplessgun go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, but yeah we need to prepare

  • Does this guy use subscribers cars in any videos?