Your car’s air conditioning can use up gas. How to save fuel on hot days as prices rise
In this file photo, morning traffic begins to swell on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. - Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Hot temperatures are scorching much of the United States, breaking records ahead of the official start of summer. And while you might want to seek relief in the air conditioning, blasting it in your car can use up gas just as prices at the pump soar. “If you’re trying to save mileage, you’re giving up a little bit of comfort,” Steve Reinarts, automotive instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, told KARE. Here’s what experts say about conserving fuel while getting a break from the heat. How could air conditioning impact fill-ups?Using air conditioning can impact your car’s f...