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Q: How do you get maximum cooling from the automatic temperature control system?

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How do you get maximum cooling from the automatic temperature control system?

A: Your car’s heating and air conditioning is ...

Your car’s heating and air conditioning is capable of automatically controlling the temperature for both the driver and passenger side of the car, but if it’s extremely hot outside, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting maximum cooling. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Make sure the engine is running.
  2. Press auto.
  3. Set the temperature as low as it will go.
  4. Make sure that both recirculation mode and the A/C are active.

You can also use the max A/C function. Here’s how:

  1. Turn on the car.
  2. Turn on the air conditioner.
  3. Press the max A/C button. This turns the passenger auto climate control off.
  4. Set the temp to the lowest setting.
  5. Make sure the system is in recirculation mode.
  6. Fan speed should automatically go to the fastest setting, but you can manually control it as well.
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