Craig FierroSpecial to the Sun

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February 12, 2013
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Tahoe car care: Moisture on the inside of your car windows?

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - If you have moisture on the inside of your car or truck windows it could mean the seal has failed around the outside of that window. It could also mean that with wet items in your car you are creating that moisture by condensation.Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from gaseous phase into liquid phase. With the snowy winters here in our area, it is wet everywhere. Here are some things that create condensation in our cars and trucks and some tips on how to prevent that.With snow sitting on your vehicle through a day or overnight, it will create moisture on the inside of your windows. With all the work and play we do in the winter, we track a lot of snow and wetness into our floor boards of our vehicles. That area will most likely be soaked and will never dry out with the cold conditions. Once you warm up the inside of your car or truck with that area like that, it will create a tropical rain forest inside the cab.Lastly, storing snow gear, skis, snowboards and snow clothes is just another way to create moisture in your vehicle.Here are some prevention tips to keep this from happening. Clearing the snow off your car windows even if it's sitting for a long period of time. Spend a little extra money and get rubber floor mats to trap that wetness and keep it from getting to your carpet floor boards, shake them out and wipe them down with a towel.And finally, after a day of playing in the snow, work or going to the gym, all those wet clothes you have in your vehicle take them out each day. All this will help keep the inside of your car or truck dry and mold free.- Craig Fierro is the owner of Autoglass Express Truckee located at 10825 Pioneer Trail, No. 106 B. Learn more at AutoGlassExpressTruckee.com.


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