Once the storm passes, your car might be covered with a layer of ice that will have to be dealt with. Do not pour hot water on the windows to melt the ice, says meteorologist Mike Pigott of Accu-weather.com in State College, Pa.
“It can cause the windows to crack,” he says. “The best way is to start the car and let it warm up from the inside, that also makes it easier to scrape off.”
To get inside the car may require “careful” chipping of the ice along the door. If the car is in a safe place, such as a driveway, it might be more advisable not to lock the car to avoid having to deal with a frozen lock, say experts.