Can you imagine trying to get through the heat of the summer without air conditioning? Take five seconds to think how hot your commute home would be if you couldn’t turn on the AC. Now that you’re sweating, it’s time to tell you how to take care of your car’s AC.
- Use it. The simplest way to preserve the life of the air conditioning system in your car is by using it. Make sure you turn it on full-blast for at least 10 minutes each week, including in the winter. This will help clear out any excess moisture to prevent mildew. Make sure you put it in defrost mode, too, to clear out that vent as well.
- Get an AC refresh. About every two years, you should take your car in to get the air conditioning serviced. Haven’t done this in a while? Schedule an appointment today.
- Check the coolant level. Make sure your car has enough coolant, also known as antifreeze. This keeps your engine from overheating and helps maintain your air conditioning.
- Take advantage of it in the winter. Your air conditioning doesn’t just cool down the temperature, it also removes humidity from the air, which is a major part of making you feel comfortable. In the winter, when your windows get foggy, turn on the AC and they should clear up in a few minutes.
If you need any help tuning up your car’s AC, be sure to stop by Vann York Honda’s Service Department and we’d be happy to help!