Frozen Car Door Locks Are No Match For Hand Sanitizer

HICKORY, N.C. — Did you know that hand sanitizer can melt ice? WCCB Meteorologist James Scott puts it to the test in Hickory Thursday morning as wintry weather hits the town.

This trick can be used when needing to melt ice off of door and car locks – along with other icy situations.

The reason hand sanitizer can melt the ice is because alcohol has a lower freezing point than water.