SOMMER drives can get uncomfortably hot.
But they don’t have to be.
Several car hacks can keep your car consistently cool in the coming summer months.
And a hack can help drivers without air conditioning.
A YouTube tutorial shows how to build a portable air conditioner in your car using:
- An inexpensive foam cooler or plastic Esky
- Two curved PVC pipes
- A 2 inch PVC pipe
- A 12 volt fan
Begin by placing the 12 volt fan face down on the top of the cooler.
Take a marker and trace the perimeter of the fan.
The video host says, “You want to make the hole slightly smaller than the actual diameter of the fan; That way the lip sticks to the lid and sits there really well.”
The “lip” describes the outer edge of the fan.
Using a saw, cut a clean hole through the perimeter you traced on the lid.
Cut two separate short lengths of 2 inch PVC pipe and place each length inside each PVC elbow.
These tubes act as the vents of your DIY AC system.
Cut holes for the tubes and place the lengths in the radiator with the bends down.
Fill your radiator with ice to allow your fan’s airflow to switch from cool to cold.
Carsales says you can pick up these DIY car air conditioner accessories for around $20 if you shop carefully.
The Japanese door trick is an easy way to cool your car without buying any additional materials.
Begin the Japanese door trick by opening a window on one side of your vehicle before stepping onto the other side.
You finish the Japanese door trick by opening and closing one of the two side doors five times.
This repetitive action displaces hot air and cools your interior, reports Carsales.
Carsales notes that you can mimic the Japanese door trick effect on the open road by pointing your vents down and cracking the windows for two minutes.
Warm air emission is one of the most common problems with vehicle air conditioning.
You can place a cold, wet rag over your car’s air conditioning vents to encourage cooler airflow until you have your air conditioning system checked by an automotive technician.
A similar strategy is to place a large chunk of ice near an air vent in your car’s footwell. Carsales recommends placing the ice in a bowl or bucket to avoid annoying spills.
Riders looking for an alternative to these strategies can freeze a water bottle, wrap the bottle in a towel, and place it between their legs or behind their neck.
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