It’s starting to get cold here in Cache Valley. With winter just around the corner, we are reminded of the challenges of winter driving. Many have experienced getting into the bitter-cold car in the morning, anxious to get to work on time, only to find the inside of the windshield foggy and impossible to see out of.
No matter how late you are, it is always safer to wait for your windshield to clear (a car accident wouldn’t definitely make you late for work). Many people get impatient with the defogging of their windshield because they are unsure of which settings are best. Hot air, cold air, windows down/up, etc. And although it usually only takes a few minutes to defog your windshield, it’s helpful to know the quickest way.
Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer and current scientist tested out the possible combinations for defogging the windshield and came up with a way that is twice as fast:
- Defroster on high.
- Temperature control set to hottest temperature.
- A/C turned on.
- Turn off the inside air circulation.
- Crack open the windows.
For a more detailed look at Rober’s experiment and to see the science behind it, check out his video:
Remember, this trick is helpful for defogging the inside of your windshield, but when heavier snow falls, you’ll need an ice-scraper to defrost from the outside of the windshield.
Is your vehicle not working like it should be? Is the heater or windshield wipers broken? Are your tires old and worn? For these, and many other problems, Discount Tire & Automotive Inc. located in Logan and Providence is here to help! Come by and see us and we’ll get you back safely on the road!