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BY JORDAN LILES  |  12 FEBRUARY 2021 

FACT CHECK

Since at least December 2020, ads appeared to promise a handy trick for drivers. Readers who followed the clickbait ads were led to lengthy slideshows on Livestly, Free Hub, and others.

THE RUMOR

Like many of the ads we investigate, the stories never ended up mentioning why a Ziplock bag should be put on a car mirror. So, is there a reason?

While the ads were misleading, there is a legitimate reason to put Ziplock bags over a car’s side mirrors.

THE RESEARCH

BOB VILA DIY HOME GURU

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The plastic covering will keep most of the ice and snow from sticking, making those frigid mornings way less frustrating.

While the slideshows didn't say it, we were able to find evidence for the underlying claim. We can rate it as...

THE RATING

RATING:

TRUE