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Howto cool off your car quickly

Updated on December 06, 2023
By Pete Freitag

Here's a little lifehack I discovered due to the heat wave we have been having this summer.

Every day after work I go out to the parking lot, and get inside my 100° inferno. After a few weeks of sweating it out, I started thinking about the best way to coll down my car, quickly. So here's the method I came up with.

  1. Roll Down Windows - let out the hot air. If you have a sun roof, open it.
  2. Turn on Air Conditioning, set to feet only - by putting it on foot mode, the cold air pushes the hot air up and out your windows. This step is sort of the key step that makes it work quickly.
  3. Roll up windows - after about 30 seconds or so, may take longer depending on how hot it is, and how well your air conditioning works.
  4. Turn AC to Head mode - once your feet are nice and cold, switching it to head mode really feels good. If your still hot, switching it from foot to head mode seams to work better than the combined mode.

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Howto cool off your car quickly was first published on August 05, 2005.

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cool :P
i'm going to try that one eheheh
by Narven on 08/07/2005 at 9:26:23 AM UTC
I've got advice for driving with the windows down: always roll down the window behind you as well. This keeps the air from blasting you in the side of the face. It's a whole new driving experience!

The only drawback is that if someone is sitting in the back, they get blasted twice as bad. Oh well, they should have called shotgun. :)
by Rob Cameron on 08/10/2005 at 2:08:06 PM UTC