The recirculation button works by using the cool air you get from your air conditioner when you first turn it on. It helps your car get as cool as possible after you turn off your AC by trapping the cold air inside
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Motorists are being urged to use a little-known button in their car to reduce their fuel consumption.
The recirculation button works by using the cool air you get from your air conditioner when you first turn it on.
It helps your car get as cool as possible after you turn off your AC by trapping the cold air inside.
The idea is that by turning on your recirculation button and turning off the air conditioning after a few minutes, you’ll use less fuel than leaving the air conditioning on all the time.
The recirculation button has a picture of a car with an arrow in it, reports The Express.
“If you don’t know what the air recirculation button does and you cranked up the air conditioning to try and cool the backseat passengers, you missed a trick and paid for it,” AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said.
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Of course, the best way to keep fuel consumption low is to turn off the air conditioning altogether.
This is especially relevant at lower speeds when you should be rolling down your window instead.
At higher speeds you should use the air conditioning instead of your windows as your car is more likely to experience drag and therefore work harder when you are going faster.
Air conditioning causes your car to use more energy, which is why it affects your petrol or diesel consumption.
You should always try to park in a shady spot if possible to reduce the heating of your car. This could mean that you no longer have to turn on the air conditioning at all.
“On longer drives and faster roads, it’s possible that the air vents create enough airflow to keep the car comfortable after the air conditioning has done its initial job and can be turned off,” Mr Bosdet said.
In other auto news, drivers taking hay fever medication have been warned they could face jail and a driving ban.
Some antihistamine tablets can affect your safety while driving because they can cause drowsiness, nausea and blurred vision.
They might be legal, but they might still put you on the wrong side of the law.
This is because it is illegal to drive if you are unable to do so because you are using legal or illegal drugs.
Legal drugs can include prescription or over-the-counter drugs—there is no exhaustive list as such.
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