Remove car windscreen condensation in seconds with little-known button

Driving in the rain can be dangerous, especially if your windscreen fogs up and limits your vision of the road.

The UK weather is unpredictable. One minute you're driving along and enjoying the sunshine, and the next you're stuck in a torrential downpour - causing bothersome condensation.

Driving in stormy conditions can be dangerous and comes with a whole host of hazards, and we all know how important it is to make sure we slow down and stay vigilant when it's chucking it down.

One of the most annoying things about driving in the rain is having your windscreen fog up on the inside. This is caused by condensation that forms when the inside of your car is warmer than the outside, and it can impair your vision when you're on the road so should be cleaned off immediately.

And thankfully, there's an easy way to get rid of it and make sure it never comes back - all with the press of a little-known button. In a YouTube Shorts video shared by @automartkm, it was revealed that your car should have a button that allows you to defog your windscreen just by using your car's air conditioning.

The poster shared that if you use towels or just your hand to wipe at the condensation on your windscreen, you'll notice that it comes back in just a few minutes, as it doesn't solve the heat imbalances in your vehicle. Instead, you should turn on your car's air conditioner and use a special setting that clears the glass in seconds.

A voiceover in the video advised: "Instead, we just need to turn on the air conditioner. Turn on the front windshield defogging switch, and after a while, all the fog on the glass will disappear."

The control you're looking for is typically found on the knob that dictates the direction of your air conditioning flow. It has various settings, including directing airflow towards your feet or face, but there's also one symbolised by wavy lines within a rectangle - this is the setting you need.

Some viewers of the video remarked that the tip was "obvious" to them, suggesting that more experienced drivers might already be familiar with this feature. However, those new to driving expressed gratitude for the revelation about their vehicle's capabilities.

One individual commented: "Thank you, you are my saviour!".

While another viewer suggested using the heater instead of air conditioning for demisting, a different user countered, arguing that cold air works best for "fast defogging".