1998 Subaru Forester: Foggy Forester

Q--We have a 1998 Subaru Forester, which is kept in the garage. When we take it out on cold days, the inside of the windows begin to fog up immediately and it just keeps getting worse especially with more people in the car.

Running the air conditioner and/or opening windows helps a little, but that creates other problems. It’s a safety hazard (we're talking major fog). We've tried anti-fog products with no success. Any suggestions?

A--The solution is simple. Switch from recirculated air to fresh air. You’re making the same mistake many owners of import vehicles make: they assume that recirculated air will keep the heated air inside the car. Although logical, it is wrong. The fact is, outside air is drier. Inside air recirculates the original moisture along with any moisture you and your companions create by breathing or sweating.

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