Pouring hot water on the car
Nothing good can come from pouring hot water onto your windshield or door handle to help them thaw out.
“I’ve seen people with door locks frozen or windows with a lot of ice,” Paul said, “and they go out there with a tea kettle with hot water and pour it all over the car.”
The window might break. In the case of the door, you’re just adding more water to an area that could freeze even worse in the future. It is best to use your car’s heaters to thaw the window. Tap around the edge of the door, breaking the ice free, or use a spray de-icer to clear ice from the door.