postheadericon How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

When your car’s been sitting in the sun, using the recirculate setting on the A/C is the last thing you want to do. Cool your car off fast as you can to stay safe and sane on the road in the summertime heat.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

1 Roll down the windows. (you might also want to try to open the windows asynchronously so the air circulates better instead of balancing the pressure on all windows)

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

2 Turn on the A/C on the fresh air setting, do not recirculate.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

3 Turn on the fan and make sure the thermostat is on the coldest setting.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

4 Drive for a minute or two with the windows down, to force out the hot air.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

5 Once the air in the car begins to feel cooler than the outside temperature, then switch from fresh air to recirculate.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

6 Roll the windows back up.

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

7 Adjust temperature using lower thermostat and fan settings.

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