Did you know that driving with a temperature inside your car that is greater than or equal to 35 ° C can be similar to doing it with a blood alcohol level of 0.5 gr / l? It may seem quite exaggerated, but driving with an adequate temperature does not simply respond to comfort, but is also directly related to road safety. According to Ángel Suárez, an engineer at the SEAT Technical Center, those who drive at temperatures close to 35 ° C inside their vehicle, react 20% slower than those who do so at temperatures around 25 ° C.
Therefore, the idea is to use a sunshade that protects our vehicle from high temperatures and facilitates the cooling of the vehicle when it comes to ventilating and plugging the air conditioner. From RO-DES, we recommend using the insulators offered by Reflector, because thanks to its advanced technology, they achieve much more efficient insulation than conventional parasols.
From the Department of Communication Department of SEAT, they have published a series of tips for you to use the air conditioning of your car in the most optimal way. We want to share with you so that this summer, you can continue traveling without the Heat is an aspect that can put your safety and that of those who accompany you at risk. Besides, if you are about to go out with your vacation car, we also advise you to review our 20 recommendations for traveling safely this summer, where in addition to the air conditioning, we mention other important points that you should also check.
1.- Put the air conditioning to the maximum, without first ventilating the car
This result is one of the most common mistakes since, in summer, the interior of a car that has parked in the sun can reach 60 ° C. To reduce the temperature, and for the air conditioner to work efficiently, the doors and windows must open before. Since this will allow the passenger compartment to ventilate. Performing this simple gesture and waiting, at least one minute, will allow the interior temperature to be reduced naturally.
Once the cabin has a little ventilated, you can enter the car, close doors, and windows, and turn on the air conditioning or the air conditioning system.
2.- Leave the air recirculation button activated
Did you know that leaving this button activated favors the fact that the crystals fog up? This result is another of the errors mentioned in the SEAT article, and its engineer, Ángel Suárez, recommends driving with the automatic function of the activated air conditioner.
3.- Do not activate the air in the morning because the outside temperature is lower
According to the SEAT expert, depending on the area of Europe where you are, summer mornings may be cooler. Despite this, it is advisable to activate the car’s air conditioner, even if it is by selecting a higher temperature since this will also prevent the car windows from fogging as the outside temperature increases.
From the RO-DES team, we have not understood this error or the advice very well, since generally if this happens, opening the windows a little would surely be enough. What do you think about this? Do you turn on your car’s air conditioner in summer, even if the outside temperature is pleasant?
4.- Do not adjust the air diffusers correctly
How many times, traveling with companions, have you heard the phrase “Air rises, which does not reach me”? Many times it is not a matter of temperature or airflow, but of the direction in which it circulates inside the cabin. The distribution of the air is adequate. It is advisable to focus the diffusers upwards and not towards the front. Because with this action, the air is distributed throughout the interior and reaches all occupants evenly.
5.- Forget about the maintenance
Like the rest of the elements and systems that are part of a vehicle, the air conditioning or air conditioning also requires specific maintenance. From SEAT, they recommend changing the cabin filter or pollen filter every 15,000 or 20,000 kilometers, so that the obstruction does not cause loss of flow or force. In certain cases, the filter change can extend up to 30,000 km. If the weather conditions in the area are not extreme.
Besides, there are also other elements that RO-DES recommends checking in the vehicle when the hot months arrive, and that you can verify yourself by following the simple guidelines that we indicate in our article, which you can access by clicking on the previous link.