A very common but often overlooked cold weather driving hazard is fogged-up car windows. Humidity inside the car, including moist air coming from your own lungs, condenses on the cold window glass, creating a hazy film that’s difficult and sometimes impossible to see through. Driving when you can’t even see out the windows is obviously a really bad idea! Cars have defrost systems that can help clear the windows — though usually just the front and back, not the side windows — but defrosters don’t always work well or quickly.
If you’re tired of wiping the windows with your sleeves and hands while also trying to drive and you’re sick of fiddling with the climate control settings in an attempt to blast the window fog away, you’ll be glad to hear there’s a simple trick that prevents windows from fogging up in the first place. DaveHax, YouTube’s resident source of easy but effective do-it-yourself tips has the solution and we’ve posted his video for you below.
All you’ll need is a pair of socks with no holes in them, some cat litter (preferably the silica crystal type), and a rigid ring of some sort (a roll of packing tape is perfect). If you stretch the sock over the roll of tape, or whatever other ring you’re using, it’ll be easy to pour the cat litter in. Once the sock is full, remove it from the ring or tape roll and tie it off. Now slip the other sock over the litter-filled one; this will reduce the likelihood of a rip causing an annoying spill. All that’s left is to place it in the car. Find someplace convenient but effective. This could be under a seat, on the dashboard, or in a door pocket. Within a few days, you should notice that the litter is absorbing plenty of extra moisture, greatly reducing your window fog problem.
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