Tag: air conditioning

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do I need to slow down before I turn on the air conditioning
Jul 26, 2012

More Air Conditioning Myths

Dear Car Talk

Someone once told David never to turn on the Air Conditioner at highway speeds, and he's been faithfully following this advice for 40 years. Now he worries that he's got it all wrong. Can Tom and Ray explain what's really going on when you fire up the AC? 

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do i need to wait for the engine to warm up before i turn on the air conditioning
Jul 24, 2012

Today: Will AC-Misuse Destroy This Marriage?

Dear Car Talk

Heat makes Skip cranky, but his wife won't turn on the AC until the car has "warmed up". Can Tom and Ray set them straight?

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Cars without AC
Oct 01, 2011

Today: Will Thomas's cheapskate boss see reason?

Dear Car Talk

I do not have an air conditioner So what you say There are many cars on the streets without any air conditioning most of them old rusted-out beaters But I have a Chevrolet Cobalt base model XFE My boss bought...

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Does the temperature dial affect the AC
Oct 01, 2011

Today: Rita's mechanic is full of hot air when it comes to the AC.

Dear Car Talk

I was told today at an auto-body-repair shop that the temperature dial on my car the one that is half-blue and half-red is NOT a thermostat for the air conditioner and that I should NEVER touch it when the air...

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Does AC affect humidity
Sep 01, 2011

Air conditioning: An essential part of hair care?

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I live in the northwest corner of Georgia and she insists on running her car's air conditioner at all times -- winter summer spring fall day night doesn't matter While I don't mind using it when it's...

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Honda Accord broken AC
Sep 01, 2011

Emily's air conditioning is broken. Should she accept defeat?

Dear Car Talk

I drive a two-door Honda Accord miles or so with a lot of personality One of her quirks is that she doesn't have a functioning air conditioner I personally don't mind but I have a dog and I need to...

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PT Cruiser AC emits mist
Aug 01, 2011

Today: Bobby's PT Cruiser is making its own weather.

Dear Car Talk

I own a Chrysler PT Cruiser which I purchased new Since I live in Hawaii air conditioning is a necessity My PT has never given us any problems and has had all scheduled maintenance Last week while driving in a...

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is it bad to run the air conditioner while sitting in traffic
May 01, 2011

Is Katie's husband right to keep the AC off when stuck in traffic?

Dear Car Talk

My husband and I recently purchased a new car. My husband refuses to run the air conditioning in heavy stop-and-go traffic or if we are sitting in the parked car. When I ask him what the reason is, he says...

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Can water reduce need for car AC
May 01, 2010

Will dumping cold water on your car cut down on the need for AC?

Dear Car Talk

There is a teacher in our community who regularly can be found pouring buckets of cool water over his vehicle before starting it on warm days. His claim is that the water cuts down on the time needed for the...

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Volvo 940 with broken AC
Jul 01, 2009

What's the best way to stay cool in an old car?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 1995 Volvo 940. Late last summer, my air conditioner seemed to lose some punch. Since summer was ending and the AC was blowing just cool enough to make things comfortable, I didn't bother fixing it. Now, with summer upon...

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