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How to Use Car Defrosters

Windows need defogging and defrosting? Don't worry; we've got you covered.

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Regardless of what season it is, summer, spring, autumn, winter, you've got to blast the heat if you want your window defogged. They're called defrosters for a reason, if a cold temperature setting were needed, they would be known as car frosters!


Have you noticed that defroster button on your dashboard? It looks like a window with three arrows pointing upward. Make sure you press that so that the heated air targets the foggy windows. Also, some cars have a separate button for the rear defrosters. If you have one of those, be sure to press that one as well.


They aren't going to defrost right away, especially if you just turned your car on. However, if your engine has been running for a bit, then the defrosters should work more quickly. If you find that you cannot see anything ahead of you and you're on the road, pull over for the two minutes that it will take for your windows to defrost. Better safe than sorry!

Most of the time when defrosters don't work, you're missing one of these three key things: heat, button, and time. If you have the terrific three, then it's possible that the system in your vehicle is broken, in which case you should get that repaired.

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