Only few know this ingenious trick: Why you should rub an apple on your car's windshield

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.03 - 2023 8:11 PM CET

Photo: Youtube
Photo: Youtube
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Have you ever considered rubbing an apple against your car's windshield? It might sound strange, but this old and clever method is especially popular among truck drivers.

The dual benefits of the apple trick

The apple trick serves two purposes. First, you can remove insects from the windshield using a sliced apple. The fruit acid in the apple easily dissolves the insects. But the brilliance of the apple trick is that you'll hardly need your windshield wipers.

The apple acid creates a lotus effect on your windshield. The water simply rolls off and doesn't stick to the glass. This means you can continue driving in the rain without wipers and still maintain sufficient visibility.

How to execute the trick

To achieve this effect, you need to slice an apple in half and rub the cut surface over your windshield. Try this old but ingenious trick the next time you anticipate rain during your drive.

It's particularly useful if you're planning a self-driving vacation soon, especially with the unpredictable weather we're experiencing.

Public confirmation: The trick actually works

In the comment section of the video, several people have confirmed that this apple trick actually works. User Stevenfaults4160 received the most liked comment:

"As a truck driver for many years, I can tell you it works. I especially use it in the winter, where it also helps keep snow and ice off the windshield. It also works on headlights and mirrors," he writes.

If you don't believe it, you can have a look at the trick in this video

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