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September 8, 2018

If You See a Sock on Top of a Car Dashboard This Winter, Here's What It Means

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When the weather starts to get cold, on many mornings you have to warm up your vehicle and let the defroster run so that you are able to see out of your windows.

This can take time, especially when the temperatures dip below zero.

If your vehicle is covered in ice or snow, getting ready for the morning commute can become an even more tedious experience.

However, with a sock and a little creativity and information, you can stop those foggy windows so that you are ready to roll as soon as you buckle your seat belt.

To get started, you will need a sock that is clean and free from holes and structural issues.

You also need cat litter (no-odor litter is recommended so that your vehicle's interior does not smell like litter).

Fill the foot part of the sock with litter, then tie a knot using the remainder of the sock to prevent litter from spilling out.

Once you've created your litter-filled sock, simply put it on your dashboard when you are parked.

You might also consider using a second one for the back window.

That's it: no more fogged windows on cold mornings.

Why does this work?

Kitty litter is exceptional when it comes to absorbing moisture.

The litter works by leeching moisture from the air, reducing its level enough to where it is unable to cause condensation on your windows.

The sock's function is simply to keep litter from getting all over your car.

Condensation on your vehicle's windows is the result of moisture getting trapped in the air inside your vehicle.

It's common in cold months is because the inside cabin temperature is higher than the outside temperature.

You see this in reverse when you grab a glass of ice water on a hot summer day: you notice condensation on the outside of the glass because the external temperature is higher than the ice water.

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[via Crack San Francisco Correspondent©® Richard Kashdan]

September 8, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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