Today we're investigating the best ways to stop your car windows from fogging up and reducing your ability to see the road. We've seen many infomercials and stands at Canadian tire offering steam and fog solutions. As your local auto glass service, we felt it necessary to let you know about a few auto glass hacks for keeping your windshield and windows clear.
This video shows a test
1. Potato (Cut it in two and rub the inside of the raw potato directly onto your vehicles windows.)
2. Shaving Cream (Buff it on and wipe it clear leaving a thin film.)
3. Hand Sanitizer (Apply with paper fowl until you see know streaks.)
4. Baby Shampoo (Apply with cloth)
5. Rain-X Anti Fog (Store bought. Likely something you can find at Canadian Tire.
The two mose effective fog prevention methods were the store bought Rain-X and home solution: Shaving Scream!
Why do my cars windows get foggy in the first place?
The scientific reason for the condensation that forms on your windshield is due to a temperature change. Ever seen a movie where the windows steam up to imply romance? Well, the cold temperature outside and the warmth from body heat inside the vehicle have created a difference in temperature great enough to steam up the windows. This is why your windows will gather some condensation in the winter time. On the rather hand, the cool air is inside your vehicle in the summer. When we hit a high enough outdoor temperature this change will work in the opposite way. Cold air inside and warm air outside. Neat right? Not if your driving dow the Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy in Hamilton, ON and you lose visibility! Also if visibility is an issue, you may want to consider booking an appointment for windshield tinting service here.
As pointed out on Reddit Hamilton and written about on the Hamilton Spectator website, Tesla recent filmed a commercial on a highway in the Hammer for its Model S vehicle
The commercial, "Revolutionize your Commute", shows the white luxury liftback cruising on Highway 403 in downtown Hamilton between the York Boulevard and Main Street West off-ramps. It passes several local landmarks, including the Hamilton Spectator.
The backdrop on Highway 403 in Hamilton is very nice, which is likely why Tesla decided to film here, along with there being more reasonable traffic than there would have been closer to Toronto.
There is a Tesla charging station in Hamilton at McMaster Innovation park, but the nearest dealership is in Toronto right beside Pearson International Airport (one of three GTA Tesla dealerships), so that is likely where the car came from.
It looks like the commercial may have been filmed very recently as the weather and scenery match what we have currently in Hamilton - there’s no leaves on the trees and also no snow on the ground. Of course, to be fair, it could have also been filmed last fall or a year ago around the same time.
The stretch of highway road is very curvy, allowing the film makers to show off the handling of the vehicle, which is a key theme of the commercial. Specifically, the video advertises that the Tesla S will “revolutionize your commute” because it:
• increases safety & convenience
• navigates the curves of the road
• follows the flow of traffic
• changes lanes with a single tap
• and parks on your command
This all sounds great. The only hurdle we see is the $101,900 - $146,000 Canadian price tag (depending on the battery you choose). That much for a battery, you say? Yes, in case you’ve been living under a rock, Tesla’s are all electric cars that need to be charged.
Fortunately, each new version is providing more KM’s per charge, with the latest Tesla S having a 460 km range. That’s about the distance from Toronto to Ottawa, in case you were wondering. Not quite enough if you’re travelling from the Hammer to Canada’s Capital, but there are charging stations along the way.
So, if you have $100,000+ to “revolutionize your commute”, the Tesla S may be for you. And if you do get a Tesla, you can trust Hamilton Glass Experts to reliably provide window tinting, paint protection, or any of our other professional services to the luxury vehicle.
It may come of a bit of surprise to some, but, we do in fact offer home window tinting. We get requests for this all the time as it is both economical and environmentally friendly. In some case we get request from people that live in an area where the house are close to each other. They find that they can easily be seen inside of their house and get films for privacy reasons. Some other benefits are: reduced UV and solar energy entering your home to increase how comfortable the temperature of your home is. This also protect rom broken glass as the window will not violently shatter. Whatever your reason, our Hamilton tinting of home windows is just a call away!
We've decided to start showcasing some of the vehicle that come through our tint shop in Hamilton. We will be creating a continuing gallery of some of the cars that come through over our busy summer season. Exciting thing ahead here at Hamilton Glass Experts. Take advantage of our Spring special by giving us a call to book your window tinting service today! This car was tinted with the popular 20% tint that many of our customers choose. If you're unsure which tint is best for you, give us a call.