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16th November 2021

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Fogging your car: how to prevent it

Here are all the steps for how to prevent your car windshield and windows from fogging up:

Car fogging up is one of the worst situations that drivers find themselves in while driving. As the car windows and windshield get foggy with condensations from the air hitting the cold glass, it becomes harder to see clearly, and thus it can result in accidents. In addition, continuous build-up of condensation on the car windshield becomes more challenging to wipe off and clean using windshield wipers. It causes a complete loss of visibility. So here are some tips and tricks for you on what to do when the car windshield fogs up. 

  1. A clean glass is much less likely to fog up, so use a microfiber cloth and glass cleaners to regularly clean your car windows and windshield.

  1. When the humidity levels in the air are high, and the glass is cold, the water vapours get condensed on it. To get rid of such condensation from your car windows, you have to match the temperature of the car’s insides with the outside air. For example, condensation will occur if it is warm outside and cold inside due to A/C, so in that case, switch the car heater to a high level for some time and use the wipers to wipe it all off. Keep the warmth going for some time with the A/C turned off. It prevents the car windows and windshields from fogging up. 

  1. There are so many anti-fogging supplies that are available online and in various shops. Keep such a product handy and whenever you wash the car or before you go out on any drive, apply a fine sheet of anti-fogging protection on your car windshields and car windows. DIY tricks and tips are always there for a fun experiment and experience as well. Use shaving cream to spread on the car window. Keep it on there for a few minutes, after which you can wipe it all off with a clean rag, and this covers the car windows and windshields, acting as a sheet of protection. 

  1. Silica gel balls are handy in soaking up moisture from the insides of a car so keep a few in the car for safety measures- defogging windshields. A not so clean suggestion off the internet also suggests using a socked up kitten litter that you can put inside the car to absorb moisture. It acts as an excellent dehumidifier if you don’t mind this crafty project in your car.

  1. Opening the car windows may help you control the fogged up windshield, but it depends on the air humidity levels and the weather. 

  1. When it comes to car windows, the best method to kill off any chance of fogged up windows is to just open the car windows while driving. While it might not be up to the comfort levels of passengers or drivers, it is safe and an immediate response that can get you out of harm's way. Keep silica gel balls, and the kitten litter socked balls near car windows to dehumidify and stop the glass from fogging. 

How to stop your car windows and windshields from fogging up during Summer:

The fogging happens outside the glass in summers because the old air from A/C is inside and the hot humidity in the air is outside, so condensation forming outside can be wiped off using wind wipers.

Open the windows and switch off or turn down the A/C, which helps the inside temperature balance with the outside temperature, causing the windows and glasses to defog. 

How to stop your car windows and windshields from fogging up during Winter:

In winter, when the heat is trapped inside the cars, and the cold air hits the outside of the car, fogging happens inside the car. Here is the easiest way to defog your car glasses when it is chilly winter, and an option for opening the windows is out of choice. First, turn off the recirculation button in the car and switch on the fresh air mode. It is the easiest method and is an in-built car mechanism system that helps with defogging in much easier and safer ways. 

There is a defrosting vent button in cars meant for travelling colder places. It helps match the temperature to the car’s outside and helps with defogging.

Turning on the A/C or opening the windows slightly to let in cold air can help defog, albeit it will be uncomfortable for the passengers. 

How to stop your car windows and windshields from fogging up during Monsoon:

Monsoon is one of the most challenging seasons to drive a car, especially when the windshields start fogging up from the atmosphere. And the weather makes it challenging to be sure if the fogging is caused from the inside or outside the glass. In such cases, it is best to refer to the steps mentioned above in the summer and winter For more such tips, visit ABE. ABE experts will guide you on how to maintain your car. In addition, ABE deals with buying and selling used premium cars.

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