Basically is Moisturizer in the car an extremely uncomfortable Matter. It occurs mainly in the cold and wet Season because the cold air does not store moisture and it is therefore in your car ansammelt. For example, the discs fog upwhich makes the view accordingly reducedwhat increased Risk of accident leads. Furthermore, after a while it can also lead to the formation of harmful bacteria and Mold kommen. The good news: Usually the moisture arises because the driver himself an error in caring for the vehicle has made and these mistakes can avoided will. The most common mistakes we will therefore present you in more detail in the following article.
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- Continuous driving with the ventilation closed
- Use air conditioning only in summer
- No cleaning of the drainage channels
- The solution is simple
- The cabin filter is not changed regularly.
- Wet clothes in the car
- Insufficient care of the seals
- How does moisture actually come about in the car?
- How can the problem be eliminated?
- Remove damp cushions
- Ventilate the interior
- Use of dehumidifiers
- Use of heating and air conditioning
- What can you do about fogged windows?
- The right parking space for the car
- These 3 home remedies will help!
- bowl of rice
- coffee powder
- old newspapers as doormats
If you are with all the time closed ventilation drive or this constantly circulating air prevent that, that escape of the moist air and, in turn, ensures Moisture in the vehicle. Instead, consider the ventilation turn up and at best that heating turn on. The reason for this is that warm air absorbs more moisture than cold air. In addition, it is advisable to use the Open windowso that the moist air can escape. This is particularly advantageous when it is colder outside and the heating is still running is not up to temperature - after all, arises from the warm Breathing air even more Moisturizer, what to fogged slices leads.
Most use the Air conditioning only for cooling in summer. However, this is a mistake. Instead, you should use the air conditioner periodically, even when the temperature is low. This also makes the seals from the climate system lubricated, Accumulations from bacteria will avoided and also from unpleasant ones smells and Damage Please stay protected. Furthermore, the air through the Air conditioning Moisturizer withdrawn and here the effect is even greater than that heating or Blower. However, it is too wichtig the Air conditioning regularly too wait / clean. Instructions on how to do this can be found here!
A common mistake is that Drainage channels for the rainwater not too regularly check and to clean. For example, leaves or dirt can clog the channels and thus cause the water to build up. This water then flows into the in some cases ventilation or even in the footwell. This can sometimes lead to extreme damage to the vehicle's electrical system, for example if the car has a few Control parts in the footwell has installed.
- The solution is simple: The drainage channels must be regular gereinigt will. Where exactly the channels are located varies. For example, they can be located between the windscreen and the bonnet, but also on the sunroof or in the area of the rear. Usually it is enough if you use the channels clean by hand. If the drainage channels are particularly heavily soiled, a pipe cleaners Remedy create. Pipe cleaner can also be used as an emergency solution. At least if, for example, the Water tank in the engine compartment congested is. This usually has no plastic drains or rubber and can therefore also with the pipe cleaner be treated.
Finally, you should check the function of the drain with a little water. Basically, of course, it shouldn't even come to you Clogging of the ducts come, which can be guaranteed by regular checking. There is even more information on this topic in our article "Water in the car? Leaves and plant residues are often the problem!".
The Interior filter, which many also under the name pollen filter should be known, should once a year be changed, which some people forget or simply do for unnecessary hold. If this filter is now dirty, that can also be the reason for the Moisturizer be in the car. Also worry Dust and Schmutz in the filter for a poor air circulation in the vehicle. Furthermore, settle in many cases bacteria or mushrooms which is also harmful to your health. These problems can be solved easily avoidas such a filter is only approximate 15 Euros costs and can also be quickly installed by yourself (Here are instructions for changing the pollen filter). In the field of pollen filters, there are also particularly high-quality ones Activated carbon filterthat besides pollen and dust as well Nitrogen oxides (NOX) from the air.
If you want it in the vehicle permanently dry stays, you shouldn't be with wet clothes get in the car and that too Umbrellas not in the car leave behind. Instead, you should take off your wet clothing beforehand and the Shoes at least the abklopf. So that the Floor coverings (especially the floor mats) and the Seats do not soak, it is better to put the wet clothes in the trunk. If the Foot mats get wet, it is best to get them out of the car and dry them. May be suitable here for winter Rubber floor mats. These are not the prettiest, but they keep the moisture away Flooring of the Vehicle away. If you have a dry garage you can also use the windows a crack leave open so that the vehicle air out can. In this case, however, it is particularly important that the garage is appropriately is well ventilatedotherwise the vehicle not drying properly can.
By day Rubbers of the doors and also the seals are made of rubber, these will become over time porouswhat at some point for Moisture in the car cares. That can be avoided by removing the rubbers Maintain regularlyso this smooth stay. Products such as Deer tallow or other special care products. How to properly care for the rubber seals of the vehicle can be found here.
As mentioned, they are usually Driver and passengers für die Moisturizer responsible in the car. For example, moisture can get through wet clothes, umbrellas or Shoes arise because it leads to condensation the warm air to the cold slices comes. Other reasons can for example dirty processes, porous seals or clogged cabin filters .
First you should get the Cause find and then eliminate, for example the Clean up processes, seals exchange or Interior filter change.
Remove damp cushions: When you get the vehicle dry want, you should use the wet floor mats take them out of the vehicle dry. If the upholstery of the seats are also damp, you can use a Wet vacuum cleaner dry.
Ventilate the interior: Ventilate is essential to keep moisture in the vehicle avoid. It is best to park the vehicle on one dry place off and on open the doors, which Window and possibly that too Sunroof. To the Draft To optimize, you can also add a Fan use.
Use of dehumidifiers: At Dehumidifiers are small Cushionsthat you have in the inner space and those of the air Moisturizer revoke. Such pillows are not expensive (about 10 euros) and can also reused be by turning on the heater for Dry be placed. Also cat litter in a breathable cloth bag can help, however, you can use the litter do not reuse.
Use of heating and air conditioning: Um the education to avoid of moisture you should while driving always the heating and the Air conditioning turn on. A few minutes before arrival you should turn on the air conditioning switch offso that condensation can evaporate.
Moisturizer in the car can as already mentioned for fogged windows to care. To do that prevent, you can use the open a window, So that the Moisturizer escape can. You should then use the heating and Blower and in the best case also that Air conditioning full turn up and this on the Windshield align. Alternatively, you can try an anti-fog spray.
Do you have one poorly ventilated garage, then there may also be moisture in the vehicle. That shows through damp spots or puddles on the garage floor. If there is a lot of moisture in the garage, the car will hardly dry out. The wet room climate favors the development of moisture am and im Car and even accelerates the creation of Rust. A wet garage is far more harmful than leaving the car outside. In the short term, the garage can help with the garage door open to ventilate massively, but only one can manage in the long term built-in ventilation Remedy. Tip: make sure that the vehicle is in winter if possible less snow dragged into the garage. Often slush falls from the wheelhouses after a while and then melts in the garage. If that is the case, you should drive the vehicle out again and the Slush come out. Then the vehicle back in the Garage.
Tip 3: use old newspapers as floor mats
- In winter it can be practical that Foot area with old newspapers to interpret. she saugen the excess moisture in the air on and tie is dirt and Slush (which in turn also leads to moisture). The newspapers must of course before the trip be removed.
PS. We have even more tips on what to do against fogged windows in our article "What helps against fogged windows in a car?“Listed.
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