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Car Lease Expert Shares a Heatwave Driving Hack Everyone Should Know About

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With the soaring heat and rail strikes in full swing, experts at Select Car Leasing have the ultimate driving hack for the summer that everyone should know about. 

The ultimate hack for driving this summer is most vehicles’ recirculation button on the AC unit. We all know it’s there, but many of us don’t know how best to use it.

Graham Conway, Managing Director at Select Car LeasingUK’s largest independent car and van leasing specialist, has revealed exactly how we should use the recirculation feature to get the most from your vehicle’s AC.

With the soaring heat and rail strikes in full swing, experts at Select Car Leasing have the ultimate driving hack for the summer that everyone should know about.

The ultimate hack for driving this summer is most vehicles’ recirculation button on the AC unit. We all know it’s there, but many of us don’t know how best to use it.

Graham Conway, Managing Director at Select Car LeasingUK’s most prominent independent car and van leasing specialist, has revealed exactly how we should use the recirculation feature to get the most from your vehicle’s AC.

“The recirculation button takes the air from inside your car and circulates it around instead of pulling in fresh air from outside, working with your AC to keep you cool,” says Conway, “and the perfect time to use this is in summer weather when the outside air is hot.”

Graham has given four reasons why using the air recirculation button can do us a massive favour during this period of hot weather.

  1. It Keeps You Cooler

“By keeping hot air from outside out of the car and circulating the air already there, your car will be much cooler when driving in the baking heat. The circulation of cooler air will make the drive much easier for both the driver and passengers, especially during a long journey with children or pets in the car.”

  1. Makes Your AC Unit Last Longer

“Since the AC doesn’t have to pull in hot air from outside, the AC unit will be working at an optimum level, allowing your vehicle to get as cold as possible as quickly as possible. It reduces strain on the system and keeps the air filters cleaner for much longer, increasing your car’s longevity.”

  1. Stops Pollution and Pollen From Getting in Your Car

“A massive bonus if you suffer from hay fever, air recirculation blocks bad toxins such as pollution, pollen and even bad smells from entering the vehicle. If you happen to be stuck in traffic next to a smelly field whilst suffering from hayfever, the button is a massive convenience that’s better for your general health.”

  1. Helps Reduce Fuel Consumption and Saves Battery

“With the price of petrol and diesel higher than they’ve ever been, everyone is looking for ways to save on fuel. In the hot weather, the air recirculation will assist the AC system, reducing fuel consumption and saving power for the car’s battery to last longer.”

With all this in mind, pressing this mysterious button has some great benefits that are better for your car’s health and the health of everyone in the vehicle.

Another tip from Graham: “If the car has been baking in the sun, then roll the windows down, turn the AC on and get rid of the hot air in the car before switching recirculates on. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with hot air being recirculated.”

Drive safe.


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