6 Strategies To Deal With Interior Condensation On Your Car Windows

It seems like your car windows fog up often on the inside. You may inadvertently be doing things that increase the humidity levels in your car and that cause your windows to hold moisture. Resolve those problems and you won't have the issues with condensation.

Keep Your Windows Clean

It's safe to say that most vehicle owners don't bother to clean windows on the interior side very often. The dirt on the windows there is much less obvious than it is on the exterior. But dust and other light grime attract and hold moisture. 

Clean your windows once a month using a spray bottle containing a small amount of vinegar in water. Avoid commercial sprays or any kind of soap, since soap tends to leave residue that attracts dirt.

Dry the windows with a lint-free cloth, such as a microfiber cloth, an old cotton t-shirt you've turned into a rag, or products you can buy that are good for cleaning computer and TV screens. 

Get Rid of Paper and Cardboard

A few road maps are acceptable. However, if you're the type of person who keeps other paper items in the car, it's time to take them out. Paper and cardboard hold moisture and boost the humidity level inside your vehicle. 

Run the Fan

You can run the fan even if you don't need the heat or air conditioner on. Just adjust the temperature. If your front defroster or side vents don't seem to work properly, bring the car to a shop like Lakeland Automotive and have a technician resolve the problem. They may have become blocked with leaves or other debris. 

Air out the Car on Dry Days

Park the car outdoors with the windows open for a few hours on sunny, dry days. That allows interior moisture to escape. 

Replace the Rubber Sealing Strips

If your vehicle is several years old, the rubber strips around the windows may be wearing out and allowing a tiny amount of water to leak in. Have a mechanic replace those strips for an affordable price. 

Wipe Condensation off the Right Way

Keep one of those microfiber cloths or cotton rags in your car so you can wipe condensation off if it does develop. That's much better than grabbing a paper napkin from the storage compartment next to your seat, or, even worse, using your hand. Paper leaves residue on the windows, and your hand leaves skin oil. 

Concluding Thoughts

With these strategies, you should have much less frequent problems with condensation. If your windows do start to fog up, you'll be able to effectively stop the problem in its tracks. Do the projects you can accomplish on your own and enlist the help of an automotive technician for the others. 


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