It’s a good idea to have your car’s air conditioner serviced by an auto repair shop once per year. This ensures that you catch any problems before they become more expensive to repair. Otherwise, you could end up sitting in traffic on a hot day without any cold air. Here’s how to ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle’s air conditioner this summer:
- Thorough Unit Cleaning
During a routine inspection, an auto service shop will clean the vents, fans, drive belt, hoses, tubes, and evaporator. This will improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and reduce the level of wear that your air conditioner receives as you drive.
- Refrigerant Refill
Your car’s air conditioner uses Freon, a refrigerant that allows your air conditioner to generate cold air. An auto service technician can check the Freon level of your car’s air conditioner and refill it if necessary.
- Check for Wear and Damage
You also need to know if any of your air conditioner’s parts need to be replaced. An auto mechanic will check for leaks as well as ensure that the drive belt, compressor, condenser, and fans are working properly and are adjusted optimally.
When you get into your hot car this summer, roll the windows down for a few minutes before turning the A/C on. This is a more efficient way to cool your car, and it prevents unnecessary wear to your air conditioner. Also, be sure that you stay alert to symptoms of air conditioner problems. These include wet carpet under your dashboard; unusual noises, smells, or vibrations when the fan turns on; and a reduced amount of air coming from your air conditioner.
For affordable, high-quality service for your vehicle’s air conditioner in the Chicago area, come to Bucaro Brothers Auto Care. If you have any questions, contact us at (773) 570-4541, or visit our website to learn more about the services we have to offer you.