Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Causes of Condensation in a Car and How to Prevent It?


The Causes of Condensation in a Car and How to Prevent It?
 Condensation occurs when moisture clings to a surface. For drivers, condensation on a vehicle’s windows is annoying. If it blocks the driver’s view, it is dangerous. By understanding the causes of condensation on car windows and how to prevent it, drivers can stay safer on the road. Condensation is an especially bad problem for smaller cars, the used fiat 500, for example, may suffer more because it’s small size allows for hot air to fill the vehicle more quickly that a larger car.

 Causes of Condensation on Car Windows:
Condensation on automobile windows is a common problem, which is caused by three different situations. If a vehicle is stored in a cold garage overnight and then driven from the garage into humid warm air, condensation will develop on the exterior of the windscreen. This condensation on the exterior of the window screen is easily wiped away.
 Condensation is more commonly found on the inside of car windows. Water droplets can build up on the interior side of a windscreen during hot or cold weather. In hot weather, the air inside an automobile is often humid and warm. In colder weather, the air in a car is not initially humid or warm. It becomes humid and warm as people breathe and talk. Anytime the air in a car is more humid and warmer than the air outside it, condensation will develop on the inside of its windows.

 How to Prevent Condensation on Car Windows:
 There are many steps that people can take, such as using the defroster and wiping off the windows to reduce condensation in a car. Here are two preventative measures drivers can take before heading down the road. These only take a minute and have great results.

 Clean the Windows:
 If the surface area around the windows can be reduced, then the amount of space water droplets have to accumulate will be reduced. By cleaning the windows, dirt that water could have collected on is removed and the surface area is reduced. Vinegar and water are a good solution to use and they won’t harm the glass of your used Peugeot 206.

 Create a Salt Bag:
 The idea of a salt bag is to collect moisture that would otherwise condense on the windows. All that is required is salt and an old tube sock. Salt can be put into the sock, and then the opening can be tied. If this is placed under a seat in a car, it will reduce the moisture content of air in the car. These are two simple suggestions that cost almost nothing. Most people have the necessary supplies around their home. Despite their simplicity, they can dramatically reduce the amount of condensation that collects on a car’s windows.

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