When the winter season comes around everyone is ready to blast some heat in the car. This also means you might have to contend with foggy windows. When it’s cold outside and you are using the heater, it can cause it to fog up inside. If it’s warm out and you blast the AC, it can cause fog on the outside of your windows. Here’s how you can deal with foggy windows while driving so you don’t get into any accidents..
It’s Cold Outside
Turning the heat on in the car when it’s cold outside, tends to cause the windows to fog up. Here are some ways to quickly deal with that.
- When you turn on the heat, turn it all the way up. This will allow the hot air to absorb the moisture in the air.
- Then you will need to turn on the AC, this will pull moisture from the air.
- After a few minutes you need to turn off the recirculation button so there is cold and dry air coming into the car.
- If needed, crack the windows for a few minutes. This will let humid air inside be exchanged for dry air from the outside.
It’s Warm Outside
Moisture from the air can condense onto the outside of the car when the temperature is hot. It’s a similar effect for when it’s colder outside but warmer on the inside of the car. If this happens then you will have to warm up the inside, here’s how to do that.
- The first thing you want to do is use the windshield wipers. Doing this will help get rid of the condensation on the window.
- Next you want to warm up the car. This means you will have to turn the AC off or down to its lowest setting.
- The last thing you can do is turn off the recirculation button. This will allow the temperature on the inside to level out with the outside temperature.
There is a quick way to do this and be warm. To do this you need to be driving and turn on the defroster to blow warm air over the windshield. This will allow the air to evaporate any moisture on the windshield. Make sure the recirculation is off, if not the the heat or AC in your car will be used instead of outside of the car.
Dealing with foggy windows while driving doesn’t have to be hard. Doing these things will allow you to get through a potential driving hazard and focus on the road.