Keeping Your Car Air Conditioner Healthy
by Jamie Ruf
Routine maintenance on your car keeps it running smoothly, starting when it’s supposed to, and even idly well. Many people take the time to have their tires and engine inspected and maintained, but they forget an important area of the car. That is, at least until summer arrives in the Brisbane area and they reach for the air conditioner, only to find that it doesn’t work very well!
It is important to keep your car’s air conditioner healthy. It is also something that you need to do no matter what time of the year it is. While it is easy to forget about the air conditioner when it’s not hot outside, it can be detrimental to do so. Here are some tips for keeping your car air conditioner healthy and working great:
- Get inspections. If there is something going wrong with your car air conditioner it is better to find it during a routine inspection. Doing so can help to save it from turning into bigger problems. At least once every year you should have your air conditioner inspected so that it can remain working in a healthy and cool condition.
- Keep up the maintenance. Many people fail to keep up on the maintenance on their car air conditioner. This is going to create a problem where it doesn’t work as efficiently as it should or doesn’t work at all. Keeping up on the maintenance can help keep small problems from turning into bigger, more costly ones.
- Use it all year. Sounds strange to use the air conditioner when it’s not hot outside, right? But what you may not realize is that by leaving it off for months at a time it is actually creating the hoses and belt to dry out. You can avoid the problems associated with this by turning it on for 10 minutes at least once per week, all year long. This will keep everything working better.
- Address problems immediately. If you notice that there is an odour, noise, or that it is not providing cool air get it checked right away. The longer you wait you could be making the problem worse.
Keeping your car air conditioner healthy is not a difficult task, but it is one that has to be a priority. Your air conditioner is important, even if you only realize it on those hot Brisbane summer days. If you have any concerns with your car air conditioner, or it is time for an inspection, contact us at Keepin’ Cool Auto Air-Conditioning Specialist. We have helped many people in the area keep their cool!