Cooling Off A Hot Car

The absolute WORST part of summer?   Getting into your car after it's been sitting in the sun all day. 

You might think blasting the A/C on max is the fastest way to cool things down, but it's actually a little more nuanced than that.  The people at Thrillist ran an experiment where they tried to cool down a hot car using four different methods:

1.  Blast the A/C but keep the car parked the whole time. 

2.  Blast the A/C and drive with the windows down.

3.  Blast the A/C and drive with the windows up.

4.  Roll the passenger window down . . . fan the car with the driver's side door . . . then blast the A/C and drive off with the windows up.

Which method won?

Option 4...as hard as that is to believe.

Apparently that creates a low-pressure system that literally sucks the hot air out of the car.

It cooled the car at a rate of about 3.6 degrees per minute.  Which was half-a-degree better than the next best option, blasting the A/C and driving with the windows up.

I actually vote for Option 5.  Remote start.

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