How to Stay Cool with a New Car this Summer

If your A/C is on the fritz and you're thinking about a new vehicle, now might be a good time to buy one. Driving in the heat without a working air conditioner is not only uncomfortable, it can also be distracting. It can be difficult to concentrate on the road when all you can think about is getting some relief from the oppressive heat. Sometimes it's better to invest in a newer vehicle than make all the repairs needed on your old car. 

Once you've selected a new vehicle from Hometown Auto, you'll want to get the most out of your A/C system. Here are some tips to help you cool your car faster while burning less fuel. 

  1. Don't waste time and gas by cooling your car before you drive it. Your car's A/C works much better when you're driving because the faster the engine turns, the faster the A/C compressor runs, which lets the system cool more effectively.
  2. Use the lowest temperature setting and adjust the fan for better efficiency. In most A/C systems, the air is cooled to 38 degrees. If you set the temperature higher, you will force the system to reheat your air and burn more fuel.
  3. Don't recirculate the air if you are traveling with passengers. Recirculating pulls the air from the front seats back into the system instead of to the rear of the cabin. 
  4. Change your cabin air filter if needed. A dirty filter prevents optimal airflow so have it checked at your next oil change. 

The experts at Hometown Auto can help you get into a new vehicle right away. Even if you have bad credit, or no credit history, you can purchase a newer car with a low down payment and affordable monthly payments. Drive off in your new car at Hometown Auto and stay cool this summer.

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