Summer is approaching and with it comes the hot, summer temperatures. While your home may be cool and comfortable, your car could be another matter. Driving in the heat is an uncomfortable experience – for some people, heat cannot be tolerated at all. This is why it is essential for you to test your car’s air conditioner before summer sets in. Fixing any potential problems in advance will ensure that you are driving in cool comfort all summer long.
Test your air conditioner while it is still cool outside. If you find a problem, you can fix it before the heat waves begin.
If your AC is blowing warm, there are two likely culprits – leaks or broken parts. As your car gets older, it is not uncommon for the air conditioning system to develop leaks. You can have a mechanic test your AC to pinpoint any leaks and repair them.
If your system does not leak, it could be a problem with your compressor or evaporator. These are the two major parts of your car’s air conditioner unit. Again, your mechanic will be able to help you find the broken part and replace it.
Finally, some cars simply need to have their refrigerant recharged. If your system is in good, working order, your mechanic can top off your coolant.
With a functioning air conditioner in your car, you will be able to travel in comfort throughout the summer. Avoid spending even one day in the heat by testing your system before the summer. You may have to put a little money into your air conditioning system, but it will be worth it to travel in comfort.