27 Jun Care for your vehicle air conditioner
Care for your vehicle air conditioner
These days we’ve all become accustomed to the comfort of an air-conditioned car. We take for granted, we notice it most when they’re gone. If you’ve ever experienced a malfunctioning air conditioning system, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Caring for you’re A/C system will improve performance and prolong its life. Most of us can’t overhaul an air conditioning system entirely, but we are all capable of following four quick tips on caring for your vehicles air conditioning system.
1. Read your manual.
It sounds simple. Read your car’s manual, familiarise yourself with the specific requirements of the air conditioning system. It’s recommended to follow manufactures aircon maintenance steps.
Information on your car’s air conditioning system usually is under the bonnet. Look for your car’s compliance plate.
2. Operate weekly.
The best way to damage the air conditioning in your vehicle is by not using it. By running your air conditioning on a weekly basis, you’ll keep the compressor seals lubricated and ensure the hoses do not harden.
We recommended this all year round. Yes, even in the colder months. It’s worth noting, during those months you get out of the car for the next bit. Make sure the thermostat is on it’s lowest setting, and the fan is at the highest speed.
3. Dutifully defrost.
After running your air conditioning for an extended period, run your car defrost for five minutes. It will dry out the evaporator core, resulting in a cleaner and more efficient air conditioner.
4. Seek service.
So for those who are thrifty amongst us, sadly, self-maintenance isn’t enough for your cars air conditioning system. Regardless of its use, manufacturers recommended having your car’s air conditioning serviced by professionals at least every second year.
Usually, aircon services are best done during spring. This way, the inspection service will highlight any issues. So this way all repairs carried out before another sweltering summer arrives.
Air conditioning makes our lives and driving more pleasurable. Don’t take it for granted, care for your vehicle air conditioner.
At Keepin’ Cool, our fully qualified air conditioning technicians can give you a detailed report on the condition of your system and help you out with any necessary repairs and maintenance. We would like to get your air-con working to its optimal performance, so make an appointment to see us today!