The summer season in Pakistan is an absolute nightmare for the motorists; engines start to heat up, interiors become ovens, tires start to burst on highways and what not, and no matter what car you have, the air conditioning never works as promised in the various TVCs and rightly so. 48 degrees Celsius is no joke.
Things go unruly when in the middle of a lazy Sunday, you are compelled to take out your car, which you parked outside last night, because your mom asks you to bring Dahi (yogurt) from the shop so she could make Lassi for the whole family at lunch. The thought of Lassi is the only motivation you have to go and sit in the oven on wheels.
So you are left with only one option, cool down the car before you can take it out. For the love of Lassi, we, at PakWheels, have made a small guide that you could use to cool down your car faster on a scorching day before you could bring that Dahi. Follow these simple instructions to cool down your car and enjoy Lassi with your family faster:
Steps to cool down your car
- First, open one left and one right door of your car and wait 30 seconds before you enter the vehicle or else the heatwave will strike you badly.
- Once inside the vehicle, start the car and roll down your windows.
- Turn on the air conditioner on the Fresh Air settings, normally called Exhaust. Do not set it on Recirculate.
- Set the thermostat to the coldest settings (in case of automatic climate control, set to lowest temperature)
- Set blower direction to Head/Foot and yank it all the way up.
- Drive like that for 2 minutes to force the superheated air out and let fresh air in.
- Once you begin to feel that the air inside is cooler than the that of outside, roll up the windows, switch your air conditioner to Recirculate and adjust the thermostat and the blower Hasb-e-Zaroorat (according to your needs).
I understand that not all motorists have air conditioners in working condition in Pakistan, but you don’t need to fret over it. The cooldown hack is applicable even if you don’t have a working A/C; a working blower would be as effective.
Don’t forget to share a glass of Lassi and this hack with your loved ones, and enjoy driving in the scorching heat on a lazy Sunday.