Gonna be close to 100 this weekend, any strategies for keeping cool?

MaximusMurkimus

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Besides keeping the AC on, of course.

My car's AC stops becoming effective over 90 degrees, which could be a problem for both me and my pax; it's just not really that strong enough and I hate the way it burns gas, but obviously that's nothing compared to baking in the car.

I tend to dress presentably (not for the pax, but in case I end up wanting to go somewhere afterwards), but I'm considering throwing that out the window this weekend. Are tank tops pushing it? I don't like sandals while driving.

I normally drive at night but I'm saving up for something so that's gonna motivate the grind.
 

dumbdriver

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Besides keeping the AC on, of course.

My car's AC stops becoming effective over 90 degrees, which could be a problem for both me and my pax; it's just not really that strong enough and I hate the way it burns gas, but obviously that's nothing compared to baking in the car.

I tend to dress presentably (not for the pax, but in case I end up wanting to go somewhere afterwards), but I'm considering throwing that out the window this weekend. Are tank tops pushing it? I don't like sandals while driving.

I normally drive at night but I'm saving up for something so that's gonna motivate the grind.
take the next trip going to Anchorage Alaska and come back in November
 

MaximusMurkimus

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idk will that take more than three hours

I don't think I can pick up any PAX in Alaska for the next 4 months
 

iDriveNashville

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If your AC is having trouble keeping up, save yourself from the low star reviews by driving at night. If you're noticing the AC struggling in the front seat, you better believe those pax are wondering why they're getting a free sauna.

On a related note, you could upsell the free sauna angle...
 

Aegisx5

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Unless your car is under 3 or 4 years old I would recommend trying one of those AC recharge kits. Pretty inexpensive and not hard to do yourself if you follow instructions. A mechanic can usually do it for cheap too.
 

Digits

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Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. My best strategy to beat the 100• heat is to drive at night, which also beats traffic. If you insist on driving with the sun blazing on a super hot day, go back to line one of this post. Also, find parking under a shade while you wait in between pings.
 

tohunt4me

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Window tinting,parking in shade,servicing a.c. all good ideas.

Make sure your heater damper door is closed and seals well.

Clean or replace your cabin air filter.

Hose out a.c. cooling fins in front of radiator.

Do not accelerate quickly.

Make sure a.c. is filled with freon.
 

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