In this COVID era, we all want to be as safe as possible. This means, of course, exposing ourselves to as little risk as we can. Sitting in the car with friends and loved ones can cause anxiety as we are in very close poximity to another person. Let’s face it. You can’t very well socially distance in a car!
For startes, you turn off the recirculation option on the climate control system. Virtually every climate control system offers you the choice of having “fresh” or “recirculated” air. One button usually has a diagram of air (represented by an arrow) coming into the car from outside the front windshield. That’s the “fresh air” setting. That’s the one you want in the COVID era.
In addition to using the Fresh Air setting — and regardless of the AC settings — make sure you open at least two windows, if it isn’t super cold outside. Open your driver’s window and the window diagonally opposite that, on the passenger side in back. You don’t have to open them all the way, but even if you open each of them a bit, it will allow for some great cross-ventilation and dispersal of passenger breath. Even better, crack all of the windows a bit, if those in the car with you are OK with that. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!