Cold weather is not the only thing that gets on drivers' nerves in the winter. Electric shock, fog and frost also do the same thing.
Here are some tips to address them easily.
Electric shocks caused by static electricity can certainly be hazardous, cause itching or inflammation on your skin, or damage your hair. Especially the electric shocks that happen when you touch your car can even discharge the battery.
First of all, you need to keep yourself hydrated. Drink water often and use moisturizer frequently on your skin and hair. If you often suffer an electric shock in the cabin, consider keeping a mist in the car and using it from time to time. Using an USB portable mini-humidifier in the cabin can also be a good idea.
Static electricity can be easily removed from your clothes by using an anti-static spray. Storing your clothes with newspaper inserted between them is also helpful.
Touch the door handle with the car key or a coin before grabbing it to avoid electric shock. When you step down from your car, be sure to place your foot on the ground while you hold on to the car door. Seat covers made of natural fiber can help reduce the formation of static electricity.
You can often find car windows fogging up when the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the car is distinct. Fog formed during the summer can be removed easily by wipers. But it is harder to remove in the winter because it is formed on the inner side of the windows. You need to know what to do about it when it forms because it can impede your visibility.
The easiest method is to roll down the window slightly. Cold as it might be, the fog disappears instantly. Another method is to utilize the air conditioner. Press the defrost button from the control panel, increase the amount of wind coming out and close all the vents to direct the wind towards the windscreen. Any foreign matter in the air inlet between the hood and the wipers can reduce this performance. Keep the inlet clean through regular cleaning.
Alternatively, products that can prevent fogging can be useful. You can choose from various types of products, including sprays, misters, foam and tissues.
Frost can be another pain in the neck during winter. Frost is formed on the outer surface of the window due to the severe temperature difference between inside and outside of the car. Understanding why it is formed can help you remove it easier. The best solution is to reduce the temperature difference.
One way to do this is to ventilate the cabin prior to parking to remove heated air. Also, you can put a cover over the windscreen if you have to leave your car outside.
Never try to remove frost by using a solid object or pour hot water over it, as it can damage your beloved vehicle. The ideal solution is to turn on the air conditioner, not the heater. The heater will increase the temperature difference, making frost even harder to remove. Just press the defrost button as you'd do to remove fog. Coat the windows with a solution of water and vinegar (50:50) beforehand can also be effective in preventing frost.
Annoying winter facts during the winter can be easily addressed when you know the tips. Keep them in mind and let them save your time and effort when the time comes.