"Auto Cool" as seen on TV. Anybody have one and does it work?
Sandie from Morganton, NC
I bought my Auto Cool last summer (2006). By the time it arrived, summer was over so I put it up. I just brought it out last week (July 2007) and it's such a joke. Like others have posted, the little fan does spin, but that's it. It does not cool the car in any way whatsoever. Don't waste your money on this one.
Our Fox station in the DFW area has a deal or dud segment and these were a big dud.
JUNK! I went to Canadian (Crappy) Tire to check this out on sale for $15. The shelf was empty or I would have taken one look at it and put it back. Instead, I asked the service desk and she took the time to find one so I bought it. MISTAKE.
I bought one of these about twenty years ago. Like today's reviewers, I found that the fan spins, but it doesn't move enough air to make up for closing the windows. I've been eyeing them lately, thinking that if they're still selling them, they must have improved them so they do some good!
In our 100+ heat, returning to my car can cause a mini-asthma attack. When I use the Auto Cool fan, that doesn't happen; the car is still hot, but the air is breathable without the gasping and pain. It probably only makes a few degrees difference, but it DOES make one, and it is helpful. (Maybe I have a different brand?) I have found it helpful, and have recommended it to others in the same situation.
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