De-Fog Your Windshield Faster With This Trick

The temperatures are dropping here in Wyoming. The cold air sometimes causes your windshield to fog up when you go out to start your car. This can be frustrating, especially when you are in a hurry to leave.

No matter how rushed you are, it is always best to wait for your windshield to clear up before driving. After all, a car accident certainly won’t help you get to work on time. If you are one of the many people out there who can never seem to remember if you should blast cold air or hot air, pay close attention. We’ve got the most efficient and effective way to de-fog your windshield.

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 takes half the time as other methods. Here’s what you do:

  1.  Defroster on high.
  2.  Temperature control set to hottest temperature.
  3.  A/C turned on.
  4.  Turn off the inside air circulation.
  5.  Crack open the windows.

Rober’s gives more details about his experiment, including the science behind it, in this video. Check it out!

This is a nice trick for defogging the inside of the windshield, but snow and ice on the outside of the windshield is a whole different story.

Winter can be a rough season for driving. If there are parts of your vehicle that need repair such as  the heaters or wiper blades, maintenance tasks such as an oil change or a new set of winter tires, or any other car service, Plains Tire has the personnel and equipment to get the job done right. Come see us at any of our nine locations across Wyoming!