It can be tempting to turn on the A/C and crank it to "max cool" right when you get in the car. But did you know? Blasting the A/C right out of the gate isn't the best way to make it chilly! When your A/C is set to "max," the car is actually taking air from inside the car, cooling it, and blowing it back into the cabin.
Here's the problem with that: when you first get in the car, the air inside is hotter than the air outside. (Remember how the temperature inside your car can climb to almost 200Â°F?!) You're forcing your A/C to work harder, and for no reason. Start by pulling air from outside the vehicle to make things feel cooler, quicker. Leave the A/C button off at first. Turn the fan to its maximum speed and make sure the airflow is set to "outside" mode.
Then, once you've forced out some of the humid, hot air that's accumulated in the car, turn on the A/C and switch to "recirculate" airflow mode. Now you can set the A/C to "max cool."