Keep Your Cool This Summer

May 9th, 2016

Before the blazing sun of summer leaves you sweating and feverishly rolling down the windows, consult a mechanic to inspect your air conditioning system for leaks, cracks or other malfunctions. There is no greater summertime discomfort than peeling yourself out of a scorching vehicle. Beat the heat with air conditioning repair. Like most auto repair an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of good. Never allow a tiny problem turn into a disaster; as a minor air conditioning repair is often relatively quick and inexpensive, while a larger fix may not be.

As the air conditioning system in a vehicle ages, constant check-ups and addressing small problems will save both time and money in the future. If the air conditioning system in a vehicle is not offering the cooling power it once did, there are several preventative measures which can be taken to restore the system if repaired in time. Often faltering air conditioning units are a product of a leaking hose, failing motor or blown fuse. Leaking refrigerant is the primary reason for air conditioning malfunction and is often the easiest air conditioning repair to perform if addressed quickly.

If you are experiencing a mildewed or damp scent coming from an air conditioning system, you should be aware of several potential issues existing in the system. The largest concern for any driver and their passengers after smelling a musty air conditioning system is bacteria or moisture of any type stuck in the discharge lines of the system. These emissions can be dangerous to the commuter if not changed quickly.

Experiencing an air conditioning system that will not blow cold air could be a result of any number of problems. One of the more expensive air conditioning repairs, air compressor failings can be avoided by regular maintenance. This will keep your system in the best condition possible.

Caring for an air conditioning system starts at home as there are many do-it-yourself at home tips to keeping your system in peak operation. Whenever checking other fluids such as oil, visually inspect the system’s drive belt for cracks or damage. Nearly all leaks from the system are visible externally and will help you to avoid a much costlier repair if fixed. If you are experiencing issues with decreased cooling power, check the system on all speeds and ensure you have reset any automatic thermostat options. Always be careful when attempting to perform invasive inspections or at home air conditioning repair. Always consult a trained mechanic as home repairs can be dangerous and unsuccessful. 

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