To Scotty and the team , I have three questions on three different topics if you could assist. (1) Most newer vehicles, when you hit climate control the air conditioning compressor starts up straight away . My question is , is there anything wrong with running the air conditioning all the time ? Does it reduce the life span of the compressor? Does it put the engine , alternator and battery under a lot of strain ? (2) Here in Melbourne Australia where I live , every year it has become increasingly common for people to be driving with their headlights on all the time , especially during daylight hours. What are your thoughts on this stressing components like the alternator and battery. (3) If I am buying a used vehicle, with conservative spending power, do I buy a new vehicle that is bottom of the range (ie we call it a poverty pack model ) or do I buy a little older model but a top of the range model, for the same money?I do understand that that a lot of cars don’t change much over the years but the manufacturer tries to market the vehicle that it is a newer better model to sell cars .I’m not sure if you can answer this question in a quick reply or maybe it may be qualify for a little video segment. Thank you Scotty and team .
Thank you sir.
modern ac compressors don't use much power. In canada the headlights by law are on all the time, it hasn't created that much wear on components, other than the bulbs themselves which are cheap. I'd go newer with less crap on em with used cars