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How to Get Rid of Condensation & Dampness in your Car, Pt. 2

September 15, 2016by Meineke

Keeping your car dry and moisture free may require more than simply turning on the defrost button when you get in on a chilly morning. When your moisture problem appears to be more than a fall morning’s chill, there are a few things you can do to get rid of the excess moisture being produced in your car.

  • Use an absorber and/or clean the windshield: Stash a moisture absorber in the door pocket, or somewhere it won’t get knocked over, and keep it emptied as it fills. Over time you may notice the overall levels of condensation reducing. Keeping your windshield clean also prevents moisture particles from sticking to the dirt and grime smeared onto the glass.
  • Check for leaks and other dampness causes: It’s important to try and remove as many moisture sources as you can in your car, such as those old water bottles under the sheet or last week’s damp beach towel. It’s also important to check for leaks to make sure coolant or other substances aren’t leaking into the cabin of your vehicle.
  • Open and close your windows based on the weather: Leave your windows cracked on sunny days to allow the air in the warmed interior to be able to circulate the moisture out. On rainy days, be sure to keep your windows closed. We’ve all left them open on a rainy day at least once, but you’ll want to make sure none of that water gets into your car and dampens your interior.

At Meineke, we strive to provide the best services for all vehicles at our franchise locations. If you’re in need of car repair or other services, be sure to stop by your nearest Meineke location today.

How to Get Rid of Condensation & Dampness in your Car, Pt. 2