Condensation can be frustrating, especially when the weather is colder in the mornings. Fogged-up windows in the morning are not only inconvenient, but they’re also unlawful, and they can result in penalty points on your license or even cost you money on fines. When you’re getting ready to drive out in the morning, you can use these condensation removal strategies to save time.
Why is there so much condensation inside your car?
Condensation occurs when the internal temperature is lower than the outside temperature. The outside temperature decreases to its lowest point overnight, while the temperature within the car remains somewhat warmer. Whenever the chilly outside air encounters the warmer air inside the car, water vapour in the air condenses to become water.
Here’s how to clear condensation from your car’s interior
1 – Make sure the air conditioner is turned on
Turn your air conditioner on cool once you’re in the vehicle, then turn it up once the condensation clears. Make sure your air conditioner is set to blow in the direction of your windscreen. If your automobile doesn’t have air conditioning, open the windows for several minutes to bring the temperature inside the vehicle closer to that of the outside air.
2 – Have a dehumidifier at home
Fill an old pair of tights with cat litter and hide them in your car. This is a homemade hack that can work if condensation is a problem you are dealing with.
Nope, this isn’t a joke. The moisture in the air is drawn in by the cat litter, which absorbs it. If you don’t want to transform your automobile into a cat toilet, you can get a little dehumidifier instead: the mechanism will be the same, but it doesn’t come with the litter tray associations.
3 – Keep your car’s interior clean.
Any debris or dust on the inside of your vehicle may attract moisture. Condensation can be avoided by keeping the inside of your car clean.
Microfibre cloths are very effective at removing dust particles from windows, although newspaper can also be used if you don’t have any.
4 – Do not keep wet items in the car overnight.
If you have a soggy umbrella, a wet towel, or a damp coat in the backseat, it will dampen the ride and lead to condensation.