Clearing The Mist!

Many of us are still at work during these interesting times, and while many of us are working from home, it’s likely that you still have to drive. Driving in the colder months often means reduced/obstructed vision. Here’s a 5-minute fix to ensure safety on the roads.

Now that daylight savings has ended, and the days are shorter it’s highly likely that you’ll be driving around in the dark. Of course this make clear vision even more important. 

As the weather cools down you’ll start to notice the inside of your windscreen fogging up far more often as a result of the higher humidity levels inside your car. This is made a lot worse by the build-up of grime you may not notice in the warmer weather.

At the bottom of this page you’ll see an excerpt for one of our newsletters last year regarding demisting. It’s the best, and quickest way to ensure you’re fog free, but you can save yourself (a large part of) the stress of foggy windows with this easy to follow cleaning procedure.

The grime you see on the windscreen is easily dealt with, however there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Firstly you must resist the urge to wipe it with your sleeve or a towel. This simply pushes the grime and moisture around and makes your sleeve wet. Not only is it a very temporary fix, but it can often make things gradually worse.

You should treat your windscreen like any other window, and as such it can be cleaned with run of the mill window cleaner. Easy, right?

Well it is; any spray and wipe window cleaner will work, or even a mix of vinegar and water (1:1), but the key part of the process is making sure the surface is dry.

As we know the “fog” is created by higher humidity inside the car, so you’ll need to reduce this as much as possible.

For the best results use your window cleaner thouroghly and then wipe with a paper towel, chamois, or microfibre cloth. This will reduce streaking significantly.

Avoid using tea towels, or common bath towels as these tend to leave fluff all over your windscreen, and are less efficient at drying.

For the quickest way to demist your windscreen check out our archived newsletter from last July. It the fastest, most efficient, and most effective way to improve the visibility in the cold weather.

Read it HERE