It isn’t just our homes which face condensation through the colder months; you may have also noticed condensation appearing in your car.
Condensation in cars can actually be more of a nuisance to people than condensation in a house. Condensation typically appears in cars first thing in the morning when people need to leave for work or are about to do the school run.
Condensation appears when there is a difference in temperature and moisture inside and outside a car.
Any owner of a car will at some point deal with condensation in their vehicle, but a lot of owners could be suffering with condensation more than others without realising.
Leaving items which are damp (umbrellas, coats, and your child’s football kit from the rainy weekend) can all contribute to condensation so it is important to remember to take these items out of your car after you’ve returned home.
Condensation could also be worse if there is a leak somewhere in the car that is letting water in, whether it is a door, window, sunroof or heater. If you feel the condensation in your car is worse than normal, we would recommend calling a mechanic to take a look at your vehicle.
If you do appear to have condensation in your car in the morning, make sure your windows are completely clear of condensation, ensuring visibility is safe to drive.
How to clear condensation in your car
- Direct heat will soon clear condensation, so turn on your heated blower directed at the window screen.
- Don’t have your heating set to ‘recirculate’ as the air will gather more and more moisture and the windows will mist up.
- Air conditioning can also help remove condensation as it helps to remove moisture in the air.
- Last but not least, opening your car windows will reduce condensation in your car as it lets the built up moisture escape from inside your vehicle.
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