Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 22:51:38 -0400
From: "David A. Ingram" <>
Subject: Re: DEFROSTER???

Justin, I have noticed that the quality of windscreen glass has changed over the past decade. For some reason, new automotive glass seems less resistant to airborne deposits/fogging/frosting than older glass. I suspect it is not as finely polished anymore for cost's sake. As a result, it seems that AC is de rigeur (sp?) for clearing the inside of the windshield. However, this is actually good. First, it's just a lot more effective than using the heater, and second, it forces you to exercise your AC system even during the cold months. Previously, whole winters would pass without the AC system seeing use, and the result was a hardening of hoses/seals/gaskets. Once this occurred, frequently the systems would need recharging in the spring, and sometimes many times over the course of the year. Not very good for the environment or the pocketbook. So continue to run your AC when defogging or defrosting. Just set your heater to a comfortable setting, and bask in the warm glow of knowing you're saving your AC system from ruin.... David Ingram Justin VanAbrahams wrote: > > wrote: > > > > We recently got a '99 Saab 9-3 and are quickly becoming "Saab > > people." We REALLY love pretty much everything about the car, > > from the smartly designed safety and convenience features, to the > > whhooosh feeling you get as the turbo kicks in! > > > > But the defroster does not seem to be that effective, the windows > > get real foggy, and the only way it seems to work is by using the > > A/C through the defroster vents. Has anyone else experienced > > this? Is this a common problem? > > > > I keep telling my wife it's her hot and steamy breath when she's > > near me, but she's not falling for it. > > > > Thanks, > > Bill > > ---------------------------------------------- > > There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause > > comedy in the streets? > > * Dick Cavett >

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