Do you switch off the air conditioner before turning off your car?

Car Habits - Switching the air conditioner before turning off the car is one of my car habits.
Malaysia
June 21, 2007 1:16pm CST
Or do you just simply turn off your car? Well, I must turn the AC off. I have a habit of switching everything off before I turn off the car, especially the air conditioner. The thing is, I have no idea why it's supposed to be done. I was told to do it just so I wouldn't spoil the AC. Are some of you like me, who actually do it but have no real idea what it's for? For those of you who do know, the information would be highly appreciated. Thanks guys! :D
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I've always just heard that it's better for the car. I rarely use my AC but if I do I definitely turn it off. You're supposed to turn things off like AC and stuff because it's just better for your car. Like you should never run your car constantly down to E before filling up with gas. Technically you should never let your gas tank get below a quarter of a tank. It's just ways of keeping your car healthy and in a good condition. It's like brushing your teeth or washing your face before you go to bed or in the morning when you wake up. It keeps you healthy. Same goes for the car.
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• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
Owwhhh.. okay. I just thought there was something specific about it~! Hehe. Thanks for the info~! ;D
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
22 Jun 07
As far as I know there isn't anything specific, just for the general health of your car. Also it's actually been proven that using your AC doesn't increase the amount of gas you use. Mythbusters on Discovery proved that.
• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
Owh really?!! I always turned it off if I'm trying to save up on gas! I think almost everyone who drives does this!! Haha.. Okay, now I know better!! No more hot air! :P
@superchook (1786)
• Australia
21 Jun 07
I turn the aircon off before I turn off the car as well. I do it because the next time I go out in the car, it might not need to be on and sometimes when I haven't turned it off before, I have been driving around for a while before realising that it's on and I didn't need it on. I hope this makes sense, lol!
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• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
LOL~! Okayy, hmm..so basically, you just want the AC off because you don't need it on most of the time.. Am I right?? ;D
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• Australia
25 Jun 07
Yes and sometimes if I leave it on, I don't realise that I have it on for a while until I start feeling really cold, then I think why have I got the air con on.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 07
I am doing exactly the same like you. But I am sorry that I don't have the answer to your question. I also don't know why I need to do it before I turn off my car. I just make it as my habit. I will turn off the radio and the air conditioner first before I turn off my car. Now, I think we need help from other mylot friends to rectify this for both us *laugh*
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• Malaysia
21 Jun 07
So I'm NOT the only one who doesn't know.. *pheww* lol.. Well, I've been doing it for yearss, and I still have no idea as to why I do it~! :P Yup, we really do need answers from our friends here.. C'mon guys.. Anyone??
• United States
21 Jun 07
Lol I do it also, but yeah I have no idea why. Well there could be a million reasons but I really don't know, to me it just felt right! Felt like it was a good thing I guess?
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• Malaysia
21 Jun 07
LOL~! Yeah, I get what you mean.. :) I felt that way too..
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
23 Jun 07
Before I off the car, I off everything - lights including the air-con. It is just a habit. As to why I do not off the power directly, I do not want to shock the air-con and lights by suddenly cutting off the power at one go. I prefer to off each one by one.
• Malaysia
23 Jun 07
I don't know much about cars, but that does make sense.. thanks for sharing whyaskq! ;D
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
i just wish i could do that thing but the thing is, i don't have my own car yet.. maybe, sometime in the future,if i already own one, then, definitely i would...
• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
Ok bujoyseth. And when it happens, do tell us about it.. ;D
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
I don't own a car and I don't drive. So i wouldn't know what i would do. But when I think about it, it's basically because we do that everytime we leave the house too, right? Turn off the AC, TV and all other electrical appliances. So maybe it's just natural to turn off the radio and AC before you leave the car too! :) I don't know, that's just the logic i see in it.
• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
LOL~! That's really a great logic to it! I never thought of it that way. I guess that's why I do it, even though I have no idea what it's for. But the habit of turning things off already comes naturally. Thanks for the interesting observation, even though you don't drive yourself~! ;D