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Old 07-02-2002, 11:26 AM
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You want to use it whenever there's moisture on the inside of your windshield. For instance, in the winter (and you and I both know winters -- I'm in Maine) moisture from your breath condenses on the windshield. The idea being that since you're trying to remove the moisture (frost), then it works faster if the AC condenser is removing moisture from the air.

Incidentally, in most modern cars, the AC compressor turns on automatically when you direct the air flow to the windshield. (Personally, I hate that "feature" on other cars. Sometimes conditioned air is not needed to keep the windshield clear -- so then the compressor is running unnecessarily.)

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