Scraping the ice and snow off your windows and windshield is not a fun task, nor is it easy. Once you finally manage to get it all off, you then have to figure out how to keep the inside of your car from fogging up. This whole process can take up quite a bit of time and if you don’t plan accordingly, could make you late to work or wherever you’re headed. Here are a few tips on how to clear your windshield both quickly and effectively.
Keep Your Windshield Clean
Invest in a good glass cleaner to use on the inside of your vehicle, and be sure you always have washer fluid for your wipers to clean the outside windshield. Dirt and grime on the inside of your windshield gives moisture something to cling to, making it more foggy.
Turn On The Engine
Warming up the car and heating system before hitting the defrost button will make it work more effectively once it is turned on.
Reduce The Moisture Level
Fogging inside a car occurs when the cold air outside the car meets the warm, moist air inside the car. Wet boots, hats, and gloves, steam from your coffee, and heavy breathing can all attribute to additional moisture in the car, increasing the likelihood it will fog up.
Blast The Defroster
The defroster won’t do much unless it is on full-blast. The higher its turned on, the more air reaches the windshield and eliminates the fog quicker and more effectively.
Scrape The Windshield
Once the engine is warmed up and the defroster turned on, then its best to wipe off and scrape the windshield. This warm-up time will help melt the ice and snow on the windshield and make it easier to remove.
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