The best way to cool the interior of your car is to let the hot air out first. Before you start driving, roll the windows down a bit. Drive for a couple of minutes with them down and then turn the air conditioning on to get the cool flow started. Don’t forget to roll up the windows, though!
Check the filter
Much like your car’s oil, air goes through a filter to work properly. This filter is typically located behind the glove box and also blocks odors from entering the cabin. Be sure to have the air filter checked when you visit us at Avenue Nissan to ensure you’re getting clean, cool air.
Don’t forget the fresh air vent
Your car’s air conditioning system has various features — one of which is the “fresh air vent” that allows the air from outside the vehicle to enter the cabin. Using this every so often is great for freshening up the interior. But be sure to turn on the recirculation button when you’re behind a diesel truck to avoid inhaling those fumes.
Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to hit the open road for some out-of-school fun. Whether you’re heading to the grandparents’ house or planning to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important that you are safe. Here at Avenue Nissan, we’ve put together some summer road trip safety tips to ensure your trip stays fun.
Be aware of animals. As you’re driving through
Canada, it’s important to be on the lookout for wildlife. Reduce your speed as
you travel and be aware especially at dawn and dusk, when animals are the most
Drive smart. Bad weather can occur in the summer,
just like any part of the year. While you might not be dealing with snow, you
should still practice safe driving habits in rain, fog, and bright sunlight.
Reduce your speed and leave ample space between you and the vehicle in front of
you. That way, you will be able to stop quickly if you need to without a
Don’t let boredom win. Sometimes, driving can just be boring — especially if you’re driving through Canadian prairies. Try to stay alert and entertained by listening to podcasts, audio books, or the radio, or by playing a fun car game with your passengers. You should also stop frequently to ensure your eyes don’t become fatigued as you drive.
Ready for your summer road trip but your vehicle is not? Stop into Avenue Nissan for a service checkup before you hit the road!