Cooler mornings are approaching, and there is nothing worse than getting into a car with a foggy windshield. Especially when you are late for work. You roll down the windows, sit and wait, nothing changes. What could be the culprit?
Condensation on the inside of your vehicle forms when there is a difference of temperature between the air outside of your vehicle vs the air inside the cabin of your vehicle. There are a variety of reasons why your windshield is fogged up inside of your vehicle including:
- Your HVAC settings are not set properly. Make sure that the heater settings are selected to “Defrost.” This pushes air from the vents on top of your dash towards the windshield to dry the moisture and clear the windshield
- HVAC Problems. When you select “Defrost,” this turns on the vehicle’s air conditioning system. Your A/C cools the cabin of the vehicle during hot summer months, but did you know that it also clears the moisture from the vehicle during the winter? If the A/C is not working properly to remove condensation, it basically just re-circulates that moisture through the vehicle….and the foggy windshield will remain
- Water inside of the vehicle. Did you accidentally leave your windows down overnight? Was your sunroof cracked open just a little? This water will turn to vapor and find its way to your windshield
- Coolant Leak: You may have a breach in your cooling system, one whose residue ended up on the windshield as it made its way through your vents. This requires professional diagnosis and repair
Whatever the cause, driving with a foggy windshield is scary and downright unsafe. Call Das Autohaus at 803-520-8523 to schedule an appointment to diagnose your foggy windshield.