Kia Cool Down Tips from Our Austin Showroom

July 28th, 2016 by

It’s stating the obvious when we say that it gets hot in the summer here in Austin, TX. In your car, it can get to extreme levels when it is left off outside and baking in the sun all day. But, there are ways to combat that. Here at Kia of South Austin, we have a quick method using the air conditioner that will help cool you down quickly, and efficiently.

  • You should check a few things regularly, and that includes the air conditioning suction vents, which are under the hood, and at the base of the windshield. Clean them out from any debris or anything that has piled up in there so you get the best flow
  • Ensure your cabin filter is clean, and if you need a new one, we’re certainly here to help you get one inside your vehicle
  • Check your coolant levels to make sure everything is in order, and only check when your vehicle is cold
  • Use a reflective windshield screen when your vehicle is parked. This keeps out the sun and can keep the cabin a few degrees cooler, which is a plus
  • When you start your vehicle, roll down all of the windows
  • Turn on the air conditioning with the fresh air setting coming from the vents
  • When you have the air blowing consistently, roll up the front windows and switch to the recirculated air, which will let the cool air coming out of the front vents going right back into the air conditioning, allowing it to cool more
  • Shortly after rolling up the front windows, roll up the rest of the windows, and reduce blower speed to 50 percent or less, as your air conditioning will blow out colder air when less air is being pushed out

If you want to see our new Kia models here at Kia of South Austin, feel free to stop in and we’d be happy to showcase them for you, answer any questions, and arrange a test drive.

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