A surprising way to defrost your heavy truck windshield faster in winter

Here comes winter, along with the ice, snow and yes, windshield that needs to be defrosted and cleared. It’s not fun clearing the windshield in a car and it’s much less fun doing this in a heavy rig. Probably fair to say that there aren’t many people, truck drivers or otherwise, who enjoy defrosting their windshield, particularly in winter.

Likely everyone has, at one point or another in their driving career (particularly in Canada), driven down the road with a fogged, icy or snowy windshield. Not only does this make that first kilometre or so more difficult, it is extremely dangerous. So today we have a suggestion that can make clearing the windshield of your rig easier.

Replace your vehicle cabin air filter.

Surprisingly, dirty cabin air filters can actually reduce your rigs ability to defrost properly due to the reduced air flow. So if you needed one more reason to replace your cabin air filter regularly, other than for the reason that replacing the air filter will naturally help reduce your likelihood of getting sick due to pollutants being recirculated in your rig, now you have it. And while we have you, if you want one more cabin air filter suggestion, invest the extra dollars to get a high quality filter. For a minimal extra investment, you get a much better product that makes a big difference in the air your breathe, as well as the air that helps clear your windshield.

Thanks to Volvo’s endless focus and refinements when it comes to driver protection and performance, heavy truck drivers continue to move to Volvo as the rig of choice for heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies.

Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been the “truckers choice” for Volvo Trucks for over three decades. We offer sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.

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