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Tips For Maintaining Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning System

airAs temperatures rise this summer, a well-functioning air conditioning (AC) system becomes essential for comfortable daily driving. Here are some tips to help maintain your vehicle's AC system:

1. Regular Inspections

Schedule regular inspections to catch potential issues early. Technicians can check for refrigerant leaks, inspect the compressor, and ensure all components are functioning properly so you're not stuck in the heat unexpectedly.

2. Clean or Replace the Cabin Air Filter

A dirty cabin air filter can restrict airflow and reduce cooling efficiency. Check your vehicle's manual for a replacement schedule and ensure the filter is clean or replaced regularly. For more information on cabin air filters check out our blog post here.

3. Run the AC Regularly

Even during colder months, run your AC periodically to keep the system lubricated. This prevents the seals from drying out and reduces the risk of refrigerant leaks once summer hits.

4. Use the Recirculation Mode

Using the recirculation mode helps the AC system cool the air inside the car more efficiently, reducing the strain on the system and improving overall cooling.

5. Park in the Shade

Whenever possible, park your vehicle in the shade or use a sunshade to reduce the interior temperature. This helps the AC system cool the car more quickly when you start driving so you aren't stuck in overwhelming heat for the first few minutes.

Maintaining your vehicle's AC system not only ensures a comfortable ride but also extends the system's lifespan, saving you from costly repairs in the long run. Regular maintenance and mindful usage can keep your AC running smoothly all summer long. If you need your AC system inspected or serviced, our trained technicians are here and able to get your vehicle back to being cool as a cucumber. Book with our team by clicking here.

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