How To Keep Car Windows From Fogging Up In The Rain

To drive while it’s raining outside our body needs proper shelter. We feel safe while sitting in the car. The car seat belt isn’t sufficient to avoid you from an accident. Unfortunately, there is one factor that is terrible while driving, which is condensation(in which car windshield gets mist). Here is a question, How to keep car windows from fogging up in the rain?

Some drivers get out of the car and wipe the fog. This isn’t the proper solution to fog. Due to unclear vision, you can destroy your vehicle and even yourself. It will be equal to deceive yourself. To clear the fog from the car’s windshield and windows isn’t much complicated.YOu can do it by yourself If you read this article with full focus.

Here you will find different techniques to keep your car away from fogging up (especially in the rain). After discussing the fog’s solution let’s know the cause of fog.

Why does the car’s window fog up?

Condensation is a process that causes fog in your car’s glasses.” When the cool and hot air meets at a certain point it creates fog”.Most of the time the hot air from outside collides with the car’s inside cool air (when the AC is on) causes unclear visibility. Sometimes the cool air enters inside the hot car(when the engine is on), as a result, it fogs up inside the car. 

Note: Condensation occurs throughout the car’s body but we observe it on the glasses(windshield and windows). A car’s glasses are transparent that is why it lets the fog appear.    

Tips

You can keep the fog away from your car easily if you follow the following tips.

Open the window:

The first and most effective way to handle fog is to open the car’s window. This method is will defog your car within a movement. You can do it if there isn’t rain outside. When you open the window it means you allow the hot car’s air to escape. In this way, you will reduce the chance of hot and cool air collisions. As a result, you will drive with clear windshield visibility. You can do it for all-season fog.

You need to open the window up to your height. In this way, you will maintain internal & external temperature on the same scale. It is obvious that there will be no fog anymore. If there is a chance of rain penetration then you can skip this method to defog your car’s glasses.

Check your weatherstripping:

You have another option that is to check the car’s weatherstripping. If there is any leak the fogging up is possible. When weatherstripping deteriorates you can face a continuous headache. Most people don’t notice weatherstripping deterioration that why they are in constant trouble.

We need to check it well everywhere. In Fact, if it succeeds in finding faults you will repair it. If the situation is more than worse then don’t compromise on replacement. When weatherstripping is out of order then it will permit cool/hot air penetration. As a result, your car’s windows and the windshield will fog up easily.

Keep silica gel inside the car:

It is a substance that has the ability to absorb moisture. Why is it useful to defog a car’s window? If you put silica gel inside the car in large quantity then it wouldn’t let your car fog up. As you know, it is a substance with low pressure than the surrounding environment.

Water particles can easily stick to the silica gel surface. It depends on the quantity of substance and the level of fog. You need to place enough silica gel that is capable of absorbing the car’s internal moisture. Anyhow it will act fast if the quantity is appropriate to absorb the car’s internal moisture. 

Turn your heat on:

If your car has a heater then there is no difficulty in defogging your windshield and windows. You can heat up your car’s internal temperature. In this way, you can maintain the temperature inside and outside the car. When you turn on the car heater it has dual benefits for you.

  • You wouldn’t feel cool anymore no matter how harsh the weather is. 
  • It will maintain temperature to defog your car’s glasses

Decrease the temperature inside the car

This is also an easy way to clear out the fog. If you want to defog your car you can simply reduce the car’s internal temperature. As you know if you maintain internal and external temperature. It means you can handle them for some time. This method is applicable in hot weather rain otherwise you will feel chilly if you reduce the car’s internal heat.

You can reduce heat in two ways. To reduce AC speed or increase the fan speed. However, if you are mentally prepared then you can reduce the car’s internal heat even in winter. For this, you need to have extra clothes. It is a fact when both (internal & external) remain the same the defogging occurs.

Recirculate fresh air:

As you know your respiratory system is always in search of fresh air. That’s Why you can’t only defog your car but also inhale fresh air in this method. It is also known as “fresh air mode”.At your car’s dashboard, you can recirculate fresh air inside the car. Your circulation starts with you turning the button.

When the fogging up occurs its cause is a difference in temperature. This recirculation does nothing but maintain temperature. As a result, it can defog your car’s windshield and windows within a movement. Anyhow this is not the proper solution because fogging still works in emergency situations.

Windscreen wash

If the weather is out of control in winter then what to do in such conditions? So, don’t worry you can solve this problem. Your car’s windshield wouldn’t catch fog if you apply windscreen wash. It comes within the liquid form. It is very efficient because it can stop water freezing (you wouldn’t face any water freezing more). If you want to clean your windshield this will act as a cleaning agent. Anyhow this way of handling rain fog is considered an effective one.  

 

Summary

We often hate to drive in rainy weather due to continuous fogging up. That is not the solution to this problem. We need to drive with sufficient knowledge about cars. If we focus on the above certain tips. We hope you wouldn’t find any difficulty regarding rain fog. As you know fogging up isn’t a big problem if you are aware of the solution to this issue.

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