Driving with foggy windows can be a major safety hazard. Many people face the uncertainty of if they need to use heat or cold in this situation. If you struggle to defog your windows, we’ve compiled a few tips below that can help to clear things up.
Whether or not you need to use heat or cold to defog your windows depends on the temperature outside. On a cold day, any moisture in the air inside your car turns to condensation when it hits air next to the windows that is below a certain temperature. The condensation is what makes your car's windows appear foggy. On a hot, humid day, the opposite happens, when the muggy air outside your car reaches the dew point against your windshield after it's cooled by your AC system. In its most basic sense, the end goal is to match the temperature inside your car to the temperature outside.
When it's colder outside your car than inside, the windows typically fog the exterior of the glass.
Here's what to do in that situation:
When it’s warmer outside your car than inside, the windows will typically fog up on the exterior of your auto glass.
Follow these steps in this situation:
Every once in a while, extreme temperature differences can cause cracked or shattered windshields. When this happens, there is no need to panic. The auto glass experts of Abra are here to help! Whether you need a simple repair or a full windshield replacement, we can handle any of your auto glass needs. Be sure to take advantage of our FREE Mobile Windshield Replacement service!
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