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Driving In The Rain Without AC by pautex: 3:24pm On Jun 22, 2020
Hello, please I want to know the tips on how to drive a non AC car during this rainy season. I once tried driving out when it was raining heavily but I couldn't see clearly due to the fog that has build up in the wind screens. Please how do I drive a non AC car during this season?

Thank you.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by TPound(m): 3:28pm On Jun 22, 2020
pautex:
Hello, please I want to know the tips on how to drive a non AC car during this rainy season. I once tried driving out when it was raining heavily but I couldn't see clearly due to the fog that has build up in the wind screens. Please how do I drive a non AC car during this season?

Thank you.

Install an ac

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by uboma(m): 3:43pm On Jun 22, 2020
pautex:
Hello, please I want to know the tips on how to drive a non AC car during this rainy season. I once tried driving out when it was raining heavily but I couldn't see clearly due to the fog that has build up in the wind screens. Please how do I drive a non AC car during this season?

Thank you.



Pull off the road, park (in a safe place) put on the hazard and headlamps and wait till the rain subsides.

It is not safe to continue driving when your visibility is poor.

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by adubam: 6:45pm On Jun 22, 2020
pautex:
Hello, please I want to know the tips on how to drive a non AC car during this rainy season. I once tried driving out when it was raining heavily but I couldn't see clearly due to the fog that has build up in the wind screens. Please how do I drive a non AC car during this season?

Thank you.

On the heater and u are good to go.

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Sellfish(m): 10:04pm On Jun 22, 2020
adubam:


On the heater and u are good to go.

Not true.....car heaters tend to add to the fogginess of the windshield when it's raining..putting on the car heater during rainfall will reduce visibility to near zero

After all the fogginess is caused by the fact that the external temperature is lower than the temperature inside the car leading to condensing on the inside of the windshield..

For a car without ac, get those car window flaps...I don't know what they are called tho...they are made of transparent plastic and are attached above the vehicle window glasses..

These stuff kinda allow you roll your window down a bit without having rain enter the car, thus allowing cold air to enter your car and balance the temperature inside, and clear your windscreen..

Try and fix your AC Sha...its defrosting function can't be over emphasised....nothing beats crystal clear visibility during heavy rainfall smiley

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 10:25pm On Jun 22, 2020
Sellfish:


Not true.....car heaters tend to add to the fogginess of the windshield when it's raining..putting on the car heater during rainfall will reduce visibility to near zero

After all the fogginess is caused by the fact that the external temperature is lower than the temperature inside the car leading to condensing on the inside of the windshield..

For a car without ac, get those car window flaps...I don't know what they are called tho...they are made of transparent plastic and are attached above the vehicle window glasses..

These stuff kinda allow you roll your window down a bit without having rain enter the car, thus allowing cold air to enter your car and balance the temperature inside, and clear your windscreen..

Try and fix your AC Sha...its defrosting function can't be over emphasised....nothing beats crystal clear visibility during heavy rainfall smiley



your heater is bad
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Sellfish(m): 10:51pm On Jun 22, 2020
Conductor261:




your heater is bad

Defroster in vehicles uses AC not heater...


So kindly explain why hot air will have the same result as cold air for defrosting vehicle windshields

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 11:45pm On Jun 22, 2020
Sellfish:


Defroster in vehicles uses AC not heater...


So kindly explain why hot air will have the same result as cold air for defrosting vehicle windshields
in my car it does
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Sellfish(m): 2:40am On Jun 23, 2020
Conductor261:

in my car it does

Heater worsens windscreen fog during rainfall Sir


QED

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 7:05am On Jun 23, 2020
Sellfish:


Heater worsens windscreen fog during rainfall Sir


QED
No.

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by adubam: 8:11am On Jun 23, 2020
Conductor261:

No.

I use even fan during raining seasons and the glass is clear for me and us rear heater for my rear glass and those lines makes the glass clear also. What he would have said is that it might not be like that of AC, but saying it doesn't work at all is not correct.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Areaboy2(m): 8:46am On Jun 23, 2020
Sellfish:


Heater worsens windscreen fog during rainfall Sir


QED

I think he means fan, and not heater.

cos you're absolutely correct. heater will increase the humidity problem 10 times.


However, the heater element for the rear window does work in cases like this. but for the windshield, fan + window down a little can help too.
Certainly not heater
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by bigx(m): 9:01am On Jun 23, 2020
Turn on your fan, and set it so those vents close to the windscreen let out air.

AC is most effective though

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 10:28am On Jun 23, 2020
adubam:


I use even fan during raining seasons and the glass is clear for me and us rear heater for my rear glass and those lines makes the glass clear also. What he would have said is that it might not be like that of AC, but saying it doesn't work at all is not correct.
Definitely AC is better
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 10:28am On Jun 23, 2020
Areaboy2:


I think he means fan, and not heater.

cos you're absolutely correct. heater will increase the humidity problem 10 times.


However, the heater element for the rear window does work in cases like this. but for the windshield, fan + window down a little can help too.
Certainly not heater

Definitely heater works!

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by chidooh1: 1:37pm On Jun 24, 2020
I just read from a foreign forum now, the heater will definitely worsen the case, ordinary fan on windshield vent will do but AC is the best.

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 1:46pm On Jun 24, 2020
chidooh1:
I just read from a foreign forum now, the heater will definitely worsen the case, ordinary fan on windshield vent will do but AC is the best.
wrong
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by idu1(m): 2:46pm On Jun 24, 2020
Conductor261:

wrong

grin

Mumu

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 2:49pm On Jun 24, 2020
idu1:


grin

Mumu
MUMUNI NA YOUR FAMILY NAME
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by uboma(m): 4:15pm On Jun 24, 2020
Conductor261:

wrong


He's right by the way.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by uboma(m): 4:17pm On Jun 24, 2020
Conductor261:

Definitely heater works!


To what extent does the heater work in your Audi?

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Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by NaijadrivaCars: 4:38pm On Jun 24, 2020
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by ChineduObinna(m): 1:59pm On Jun 27, 2020
Turn on the heater and direct the airflow to the windshield. Also you have to crackdown your windows down a little bit on both sides so that fog doesn't buildup from the non circulation of air.

Always did it in my Dad's Benz Flatboot 230E
pautex:
Hello, please I want to know the tips on how to drive a non AC car during this rainy season. I once tried driving out when it was raining heavily but I couldn't see clearly due to the fog that has build up in the wind screens. Please how do I drive a non AC car during this season?

Thank you.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by HeavenlyBang(m): 2:41pm On Jun 27, 2020
adubam:


On the heater and u are good to go.

That's...incredibly counter-intuitive.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by Conductor261: 9:01pm On Jun 27, 2020
uboma:



To what extent does the heater work in your Audi?
Works in both my Audi and MERCEDES. Very well. I don't do inferior cars like infinity
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by uboma(m): 1:54am On Jun 28, 2020
Conductor261:

Works in both my Audi and MERCEDES. Very well. I don't do inferior cars like infinity


You have no functional AC in your cars, I presume.

Which ones are inferior cars? Why do you classify the brand Infinity as inferior?
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by laivwire(m): 5:22pm On Jun 28, 2020
We forget that the defroster and heater are both meant for heating the windshield from inside so the snow outside can melt off.

Now that you are in the tropics, do you want to boil the rain water outside or bake yourself within the car's cabin

Crack open your windows and endure some cold splashes or grab your napkin and wipe the windshields.
Re: Driving In The Rain Without AC by snipesdam(m): 11:28am On Jun 29, 2020
1. AC heat will worsen your the fog.
2. Turn on FAN only to full blast 4.
3. Reset airflow vents to windshield ONLY.
4. Watch the fog gently dissipate.

Used it quite a lot.

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