How do you defog car windows in the rain without A/C?

Is there any way to defog my car windows when it rains if I don’t have A/C? All the tips I’ve seen have to do with air conditioning, but it’s too cold to turn on the air conditioning!

It’s easy to defog your windows with the A/C, but sometimes it just isn’t worth the cold! Here are a few tricks for defogging your car windows without the A/C:
  • Roll down the window slightly. While this may not be practical in the pouring rain, it may be practical in a light sprinkle.
  • Turn your defroster to a low setting. Alright, this one’s kind of like the air conditioner—but it’s not pointed at you, and it won’t be as cold!
  • Turn off the recirculate setting to let fresh air into your car and defog your windows.
If none of these tips work for you, you could also take preventative measures. Cleaning your windshield before you hit the road can remove dirt or dust particles that collect moisture and cause your windows to fog up. Alternatively, you could spray your windows with an anti-fogging product like Rain-X to stop them from fogging up altogether.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 16, 2021

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