Frost on the INSIDE of your windshield? Try this!

My wife’s logic says if you are trying to heat, or cool your vehicle quickly, it makes more sense to recycle the air inside the car, rather than trying to heat or cool the air from outside. So she uses the recirculation setting on the air conditioner.

I have to admit, the logic appears to be sound. The problem is when you have a vehicle full of people, and it is winter time, they often have snow on their boots, and they also tend to breathe! This puts a lot of moisture into the air, and without fresh air coming in from outside the vehicle through the AC, you wind up with a lot of humidity building up. On cool mornings, that means steamed windows, and on cold mornings, it means a healthy layer of frost on the inside of your windshield as well as outside. (I DON’T know how to easily prevent frost outside…Sorry)

If you have ever tried to scrape the interior of a windshield, then you know it is totally impossible, at best! Let the defrosters take care of it? OK! I hope you’re not in a hurry, and I hope you like looking through wet mitten streaks all winter, because that it what is in store for you!

So…What do you do? Most of you may not know this yet, and if you read my blogs about ticks, and DDT, you likely don’t believe it…But I am probably some sort of genius! Or I am at least more clever than the folks who manufacture this product, because they don’t mention this particular application for its use. Go down to the dollar store, and get one of those moisture removal containers that are full of calcium chloride and stick it on your dash!001

Yup! That’s it! For one dollar your interior windows will be moisture free, and that makes them frost free too!

Doug Alley

About Doug Alley

I grew up in Bath, Maine in an upper lower class family with 3 step sisters, a step brother, and a little sister. After high school I spent 3 years serving in the USAF at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage AK. I've competed in, and won, demolition derbies. I've competed in, and never won, stock car races. I am the 47-year-old father of an 11-year-old boy who is pretty sure he is smarter than I ever was. We live on a little less than an acre of land in a 1973 mobile home in Stetson with my wife Jen, some cats, a few chickens, and rabbits, and a couple of goats. I hunt, fish, camp out, dabble in photography, gardening, and I cook in variable degrees of near success.