Fogged-up windows first thing in the morning aren’t just annoying but they’re also illegal and can cost you money or penalty points on your driving license. Here are four tips to clean misted windows, and how to avoid them altogether.
There’s nothing quite so annoying as leaving the house in the morning only to get in your car and find all your windows and your windscreen are misted up.
You have to clear condensation on the driver’s side and windscreen before you set off because anything preventing the driver from a clear view of the road is against the law.
Failing to remove condensation could land you a £60 fine, or three penalty points on your driving license.
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3 – Make a homemade dehumidifier
One homemade hack suggests filling an old pair of tights with cat litter, and leaving them subtly hidden in your car.
No we’re not joking. The cat litter draws moisture from the air and absorbs it.
If you don’t fancy turning your car into a cat toilet, you can buy a mini dehumidifier for your car: the technology is the same, but without the litter tray associations.
4 – Don’t leave anything damp in the car overnight
If you’ve got a soggy umbrella, a damp coat or a wet towel in the backseat, this will make the car damper and contribute to condensation inside the car.