On foggy days, a wet winter will have a lot of moisture both inside and outside the car. These moisture are not only irritating, but also cause mold. Let’s find out Tips for stopping moisture inside a car in winter with us!
1. Turn on the air conditioner
It is the easiest way to keep the car from getting wet. The A / C system will remove the moisture from the air and the heating will keep the inside warm.
Next, the driver should turn on the glass drying, increase the temperature of the air conditioner and switch to the outside air intake mode to remove all the moisture. Basically, this is the most effective method for removing inside a car.
2. Open the window slightly
If it is a sunny day or the weather is warm, keep a few windows open while driving. It will keep the inside warm and provide an outlet for moisture to the outside. However, do not open windows at night, as this will make the windshield foggy.
3. Close all windows on wet days
Wet days are ideal for moisture to form inside the car body. So don’t leave windows or skylights open these days. Mist and moisture can form inside the vehicle, blurring the glass.
4. Remove all wet items
Leaving damp items such as shoes, clothing, carpets and other items inside is one of the main causes of steam inside a car. Therefore, you should bring all of these items out to eliminate the source of moisture and odors.
Check for leaks of coolant and other types of exhaust from ventilation or sunroof. These leaks are what causes moisture inside the cabin.
5. Turn off recirculating air intake
According to the experience of driving cars, the air intake mode circulates the air inside the cabin in a “C” shape with a circular arrow. When using the recirculating air intake mode, the air conditioning system will use the circulating air in the cabin through the air filter and send it to the cooling unit to cool or heat the air.
The advantage of getting the internal wind is that it cools or heats quickly, is not affected by dust or strange odors and also saves a part of fuel.
For vehicles with automatic air conditioning systems, during use, if the vehicle lacks oxygen, the sensors will automatically take the outside air to replenish the lack of oxygen.
When the weather is humid or a bit cold, drivers should turn off the recirculation air intake mode because it is easy to blur the glass and obstruct visibility. Instead, the driver should turn on the air conditioning to remove the moisture inside the car.
6. Use Rain X or shaving cream
Using Rain X or Shaving Cream applying a thin layer over the eyeglasses can prevent condensation. Other tips like using fluids such as hand gel, baby shampoo, alcohol through the real test do not prevent this problem.
7. Check for a leaking heater matrix.
A heater matrix is basically a small radiator placed inside the vehicle (usually under the dash) which has warm coolant from the engine running through it. When you switch on the fan air is blown through the heater matrix and heated by the warmth of the hot radiator. If this leaks, coolant soaks into the carpet. The cost to replace a heater matrix can vary from £50 to in excess of £2000.
8. Avoid car covers.
Some car covers claim to be breathable but I’m not convinced. Some years ago one of them damaged the paintwork on a newly painted MGB GT due to a chemical reaction (this is the same car that’s pictured at the bottom of the article) so I don’t trust them. However, for a car with a severe leak they will obviously offer some extra protection. Just exercise caution.
Why does this phenomenon happen?
Warm and humid air will condense on contact with cool surfaces. When it is cold, the breath of the driver and passenger meets the windshield and the windows will condense.
The same goes for the inside of a vehicle that is wet and evaporates when exposed to sunlight. Without ventilation, moisture cannot escape and turns into steam that adheres to the glass surface.