How To Defog My Windshield

how to de-fog your windshield

With the temperatures dropping and winter looming over us, it’s about that time of year that you walk out to your car in the morning, sit down behind the wheel, and notice that you can’t see out of your windshield due to condensation formed overnight. Our Youngstown area used car dealer knows how frustrating it is to spend that extra minute sitting and waiting for the windshield fog to go away, so we’ve come up with some tips for you to defog your windshield the quickest way possible.

What Settings Should I Use?

temperature settings

First, you’ll want to turn the fan all the way up to the highest setting--the more air you have working on the fog, the better.

Next, turn your A/C on. This might seem counterintuitive, but turning the AC on will pull moisture out of the air as it passes over your car, which battles the very cause of the fog: moisture.

Make sure that your inside air circulation setting is off. By telling your car to pull air from the outside, you’re allowing it to pull cold winter air that doesn’t hold a ton of moisture into your car and heat it up. Replacing the moist air with dry air will cause the fog to go away quicker than if you were simply recirculating the same moist air that is already in the car.

Lastly, crack the windows just a little. This helps exchange the humid air in your car with the dry air outside, even if you are only able to do it for a few seconds.

When you use these steps, you should be driving away with perfectly clear vision in half the time it took you before. If you have any issues with your car that reading a blog can’t fix, Youngstown area drivers can stop by our service center to get expert care from certified technicians.

Contact us today with any questions about the services we offer or stop by to take a look at our inventory. Drive safely this winter.

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