The summer is here. While that means that you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine and weather, it also means that driving around can be an uncomfortable experience if you can't keep your car cool.
Fortunately, Lexus' range of vehicles comes with superior air conditioning systems designed to cool the inside of your car in a matter of minutes. Here are some top tips on how you can help the air conditioning of your Lexus perform even better.
Keep your windows closed
It might be tempting to roll down your windows whenever the heat feels unbearable. However, to ensure that your air conditioning is working optimally, you need to keep your windows up.
Having your windows rolled down wastes more fuel as the air conditioning has to compete with the warm air blowing in. Furthermore, the cooler air from your air conditioning is wasted as it gets pumped outside your car.
Park in the shade
You can give your air conditioning a head start by parking your car in the shade wherever possible. Leaving your Lexus parked in the sun will only increase the internal temperature, meaning that your air conditioning will take longer and use more fuel to cool down the vehicle.
Keep the dial on cold
Once your car has reached the required temperature, you might think the best thing to do is to turn the dial to a more moderate setting. Don't – this will actually waste more fuel and only result in your car returning to a warmer temperature.
The best thing you can do once your Lexus car is cool enough is to alter the fan settings: turn the fan to its lowest speed to help regulate the temperature.
Maintain your air filter
The air filter is responsible for stopping dirt, dust, pollen and anything else from getting into your car through the air conditioning system. These pollutants can build up on the air filter and stop the cool air flow from reaching your vehicle's interior. This build-up is also a breeding ground for bacteria and can make your car smell when the air conditioning is turned on.
Regularly cleaning or replacing your air filter can negate the effects of pollutant build-up and keep your air conditioning working at its best.
Keep the coolant refreshed
Your car's air conditioning uses a liquid coolant in the cooling process. Over time, this will become depleted whenever you are using the air conditioning. By periodically refreshing your coolant levels, you can ensure that your air conditioning always works at its optimal level.
Most Lexus cars will come with the recommendation of having the coolant refreshed every two years. That said, it is always worth checking your vehicle's handbook to see if the instructions for your car are different.
Are you looking to invest in a new car with a high-quality air conditioning system? You can check out a range of new and used Lexus cars at your nearest Al-Futtaim Lexus showroom in UAE.