Removing Condensation and Mist from Car Windows

It’s a regular occurrence on vehicles of all types, and while it may not be the most noticeable blemish that could happen to your vehicle, it is still unsightly, annoying, and a hindrance to visibility. However, there are a number of ways that you can combat condensation in your vehicle with a few simple tricks, and this article will look into them in detail.

What is the cause?

Condensation occurs in situations where the temperature and moisture levels differ between the car and the outside air. In the sealed area of the car, the moisture comes into contact with the windscreen, which is cold, and condensation forms droplets which run down the inside of your windscreen, impairing vision.

There are a number of actions that can cause condensation, from simply breathing in a cold car to leaving damp clothes in a vehicle, but one common issue is that you may have a leak somewhere in your vehicle.

How do I get rid of it?

Removing condensation from your windscreen requires a combination of preventative measures and a bit of elbow grease. When dirt particles attach themselves to the windscreen, it can exacerbate the condensation issue, so it is important that you clean the inside of your windscreen regularly. Using a car window cleaner and a microfibre cloth, scrub the glass until it is sparkling new.

Regular car washing is also important, as your vehicle contains numerous miniscule drains, which can get blocked up by debris, dust and dirt, creating damp if not cleaned out regularly.

If you notice that your windscreen is covered in condensation when you get in, it is important that you do not drive until your view is clear. Turn on the heating and direct it at the windscreen if possible, as this will help remove the condensation. Use this as well as the air conditioning, if your vehicle has it, to keep the atmosphere in the vehicle dry so the hot air from the heater doesn’t cool and condense on the glass.

By following these simple tips, you can help avoid the delays and hassle caused by condensation, and ensure your commutes aren’t hindered by your windscreen.

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