With the arrival of the monsoon season, the problems we face seem to be increasing everyday. From water-logged roads, to malaria, a bucket load of traffic and we shouldn’t forget fogging of our car windows and screens! The latter being a bit dangerous as fogging of the windows causes difficulty in vision of the oncoming traffic and sometimes even blinds you when the oncoming vehicle driver flashes his beam (the case with almost every Indian driver), for greater visibility.
The problem of fogged up glasses is a very easy one to solve. Before we get to that, let me explain why it happens.
Why do car windows get fogged?
Understanding two things is very important, when it rains outside the temperature is naturally cool; whereas the inside of the car is generally warmer than the outside. The cool rainwater falls on the glass. At this point there is cool water on the outside and warm air on the inside which causes a sort of a condensation and makes the glass foggy.
What do we do now?
Abroad, most cars come with defoggers so it is easy to defog glasses, but that’s not the case in India, where most economical car manufactures usually don’t provide defoggers. Switching on your defoggers, will help to clear the windows. The defogger sucks out the moisture from the screens, but the windows remain fogged up.
The long term solution!
Forming a layer on top of the glass can help prevent moisture settling onto the windows and screens. Anti-fog liquid does the job, but do you really want to spend money on something you will hardly use when you can get rid of the fog with some basic household items?
Chris Fox has posted a video on how to get rid of the fog with basic stuff you will find in your home. Watch the video below to make things easier for you.
How to apply?
• Clean all the windows thoroughly.
• Apply toothpaste or shaving cream gently to the windows. Spread it gently towards the whole glass.
• Once it is spread, clean off the toothpaste or shaving cream from the windows.
Your windows will now be fog free and will prevent fog from forming on the windows if done properly.
As you can see in the video, this is a very effective way of preventing your windows from fogging up. Spending a couple of minutes on this will rid you off the trouble of using your car airconditioning or a cloth to wipe your windscreens all the time.
If after reading this, you still drive around complaining about the fogging of your windows then give yourself a kick in the butt.