Motorists have warned of a simple window fault that could cost them £1,000

DRIVERS have been warned that a simple error in the windows could land them a £1,000 fine.

Half of Britons admit to driving with steam windows, which can obscure their view of the road.

Car windows get foggy when warm humid air comes in contact with cold glass


Car windows get foggy when warm humid air comes in contact with cold glass

In addition to the risk of huge fines, you can also get three points on your license.

That’s because obscured windows can mean you don’t “have proper vehicle control or have adequate visibility of the road and traffic ahead,” according to the Highway Code.

According to a study by National Tires and Autocare, 46% of drivers admit to feeling anxious when driving in bad weather.

In total, 50% of survey respondents reported driving with foggy windows.

Car windows fog up when warm, humid air comes in contact with cold glass.

The heat from your body and breath will warm the air inside the car and increase the humidity.

When moisture hits cold glass, it condenses and causes fog or fog on the windshield and windows.

How can I clear my windshield?

Use the heater

Start your heater to cool, then slowly increase the temperature as the air dries, rather than overloading the cabin with hot and ‘wet’ air.

Try to find a comfortable but non-foggy temperature and humidity inside the car.

Make sure hot air is blown straight to the windshield and windows.

The warmer air will dry the glass slightly through evaporation and begin to heat the glass to prevent water vapor from settling on the glass.

Use the air conditioner

If your car has air conditioning, make sure it is turned on and used in conjunction with the heater.

The hot air will dry the glass a bit by evaporation, but the air will then cool and condense on the glass again, so make sure to turn on the air conditioning to keep the atmosphere inside dry.

Climate control system

If you have a climate control system, you can use it to clear your windshield.

Most likely there will be a setting to separate the windshield, which will automatically adjust the ventilation parameters for best results.

Use your window

If you don’t have a smart climate control system, lowering the windows can actually help clear the screen faster.

This is helpful because cold, dry air from outside can help reduce the amount of water vapor inside the vehicle, preventing the display from misting up. Motorists have warned of a simple window fault that could cost them £1,000

Caroline Bleakley

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