When you drive in the summer, the main concern will probably be the heat. The hot temperatures can cause for an uncomfortable ride if you and your passengers are not able to stay cool. The heat also can do damage to parts of the vehicle as well. You should make sure that you bring your vehicle in regularly for maintenance inspections. This is especially true if you notice anything unusual from your vehicle.
Adjust the Vents
Besides running the air conditioner, you can also adjust the vents. Running the air through the vents near your feet can help push the hot air up. The lower vents will blow cold air, causing the warmer air to rise and leave the vehicle. This of course is if you have your windows or sunroof cracked slightly. When you do this, you can help to cool the vehicle quicker and more efficiently.
Adjust the Settings
Once your vehicle has nice cool air, turn on the recirculate button. This helps to recirculate the cool air that is inside your vehicle. This is helpful incase you are in slow traffic. The recirculate button continues to move the cool air that is already in your vehicle. It will not need to use more power to keep the air conditioner running. If you are not sure what option the recirculate button is, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on it.
You will want to check that your vehicle has the proper amount of antifreeze and coolant. Both of these fluids will help maintain engine temperature, whether it is summer or winter. If you are driving when it is hot and humid, the vehicle will get hotter quicker. By having the adequate amount, you can help keep the vehicle from overheating when you drive, or if you are in slow traffic. If you notice the temperature gauge is too hot, pull over. Roll down the windows and turn the heat and fan on. This will help remove and pull heat away from the engine. Watch the gauge, you can start driving again once it goes down.