How do I prevent my car windows from steaming up?

How do I stop my car windows from fogging up? I live in Wisconsin—an area that experiences cold weather often. My car windows steam up when I turn the heat on. Can I prevent this?

Answer
“The easiest way to prevent your car windows from steaming up is to use the defogger.
If you don’t have a defogger/defroster button in your car (or if it’s broken), you can still fix the problem by doing the following:
  • Set the temperature as high as it will go.
  • Turn on the air conditioner and turn off the air recirculation button.
  • Direct the air onto the windshield as much as possible.
In a pinch, you can also just roll the windows down for a minute—as long as it isn’t freezing outside, which may or may not be the case in Wisconsin due to its climate.
Keep in mind that you should pull over until your windows are defogged because driving with limited visibility could cause a car accident. It’s not worth it!
Staying safe on the road means you can save money, as many car insurance companies offer discounts to safe drivers. If you want to save money on car insurance, the free Jerry app is a good place to start. Jerry does all the hard work of finding the cheapest quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and buying new car insurance. Jerry will even cancel your old policy for you.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 23, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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