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As 'Heat Stroke 2021' continues, and this being one of the very hottest days, most folks are putting unnecessary stress on their vehicles by not using the RECIRCULATED AIR button. When you turn on the A/C in your vehicle, it sucks in air from the outside and cools it before it hits you. A genius invention that has saved many hot miles. But when it's this hot, your vehicle really, really needs to use the RECIRULATED AIR button. That stops hot outside air from blowing in and recirculates the cooler air already in your cabin. This makes your air conditioning system work way less to maintain your set temperature.

Another great way to quickly reduce the temp inside your vehicle is to pour liquid nitrogen all over the seats 5 minutes before you get in. But since liquid nitrogen turns to into a gas and creates a thick vapor or smoke-like substance, you may not be able to drive for a while. Also, it will make your seats so brittle, they could actually shatter. So it's best to just use the RECIRCULATED AIR button.

Stay cool, my friends.

 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

 

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.