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Windshield fogs up Inspection Service

Windows naturally fog up when there is a difference between the temperature and humidity on the outside and inside of the glass pane. The warmer and moister air on one side condenses against the cool window surface. If this condensation occurs on the outside of the window, all you need to do is turn on the wipers to whisk moisture away; when the condensation occurs inside, however, there can be a problem.

While this is a natural occurrence, vehicles have systems in place to both prevent and eradicate foggy windshields because it interferes with the driver’s ability to see the road, causing a safety hazard. Although defrost and anti-fog systems are standard components of modern cars, they are not immune to breakage or poor performance from wear and tear.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Broken blower or blown fuse: If you cannot feel any air come through the vents by the window when you turn on the defroster or anti-fog system, this indicates that the blower isn’t moving any air. While this could be due to a blown fuse, it can just as easily indicate that the blower itself is faulty. A mechanic with the proper diagnostic equipment will be able to quickly discern which one is the cause of the problem.

  • Faulty heater core: If, when you turn on the anti-fog system or defroster, you can feel cold air going through the vents, then the air is not being warmed properly. This points to a problem with the heater core.

  • Low coolant: When your engine coolant is low, it can actually impact your defrost system negatively and mimic an issue with your heater core by putting out only cool air through the vents. You can easily remedy this (or at least rule it out as a potential cause) by simply checking your coolant level underneath the hood.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine why your window is fogging up. This will include checking your window for any damage or faulty seals, as well as inspecting your defrost and anti-fog system components.

After the inspection, the mechanic will provide a detailed report that describes the source and cause of the window fog issue, along with the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

Although your window fogging up doesn’t prevent you from driving from point A to point B, it is important to take care of the issue as soon as possible, as a fogged-up window impedes visibility and makes driving less safe. Also, whatever is at the root of the problem has the potential to affect other vehicle components, which could ultimately increase the cost of repair if left unattended.

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Scott

33 years of experience
434 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Scott was on time, friendly and helpful, the problem I had with the auto was not one that could be fixed by the service however.
2006 BMW Z4 - HEATING AC - QUEEN CREEK, ARIZONA

Tom

14 years of experience
3 reviews
Tom
14 years of experience
Showed up on time... worked well for the conditions it was pouring down rain and still was able to complete work within a timely manner and didn’t seem to mind that he was working wet.... overall very satisfied with the services offered today and highly reccomend it!
2006 HONDA CR-V - HEATING AC - LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS

Ben

38 years of experience
829 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
i am well satisfied with Mr Smith working on my car(s). He replaced the Jaguar fuel pump like an expert, and then he diagnosed the VW bug ac compressor and fixed it on the spot. I would recommend him to anyone with a car issue
2007 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - HEATING AC - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Fred

14 years of experience
209 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Fred worked on my car several months ago and I was very pleased with his professionalism and knowledge. Yesterday's visit was just the same, Fred was punctual, professional, and explained everything patiently to me. He seemed to welcome my questions, I am very satisfied with his work, I will continue using your mechanic and recommend it to my family/friends.
2013 NISSAN SENTRA - HEATING AC - SPRING, TEXAS

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