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It’s important to regularly go through car aircon maintenance. Beating the heat in this weather is tough but with a properly maintained air conditioning unit, your daily drive will be easier.

An interesting fact about the cold air you feel in your car is that it’s not actually cold air produced by the air conditioning unit. Your air conditioning unit takes hot gas from the heat outside and through the use of thermodynamics, you get the refreshing cold air you feel when you turn on your car.

There are many things you can do to keep your air conditioning in the best shape. You can either go to a professional or try some methods at home. Today we’ll be looking at tips on how to keep your car’s air conditioning running smoothly.

Signs That You Should Watch Out For

Keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioning unit is getting worn down. It may be time to take a trip to your car service and officially have it repaired. Weather conditions of the years are increasingly changing and this can directly affect how your air conditioning units work.

  • Temperature

You might find that your temperature isn’t working as well as it did before. It might not be as cold as it used to be. If you notice that you’re just getting air that isn’t cold or hot or that the air flow is weak, it’s time to get your car air conditioning repaired. The issues you may be running into could be about airflow and temperature. This could be because of a build-up of mold, a loose hose, or an issue with the ventilation fan.

  • Noise

Sounds are the most obvious sign of a faulty part. When you turn your air conditioning on, it should be quiet. Your system is performing right if you don’t hear any obvious sounds. Noticing sounds means that there’s a problem that needs to be solved. The air conditioning system relies on your compressor. Your compressor pressurizes your system as a whole and allows the coolant to go where it needs to.

  • Odor and Water

If you smell something odd coming out of the vents, it might mean that mold could be accumulating in the evaporator case or a dirty cabin filter which needs replacement. Mold in general is a problem for cars so be sure to find a way to clear it out.

Regularly Run Your Air Conditioning Unit

Car Air Conditioning

If the weather is too cold or you rarely use the air conditioning unit, it’s a good idea to turn it on and let it run once in a while. Use the maximum settings for the temperature and the fan to give it a much-needed boost. What this does for your air conditioning unit is that it helps maintain gas pressure. It also keeps your compressor working properly.

You might have two cars and you find yourself rarely changing each car. It’s understandable as it’s time-consuming. Make sure that you do this periodically throughout the year to make sure that all the parts of your air conditioning unit are running properly.

Professional Services Are Your Friend

Professional services are great once in a while, just like having a tune-up for your car, ask your service if they can take a look at your air conditioning. Your professionals may be able to spot any faulty parts and functions that you may not notice on the first glance. You can get your gas refreshed and your car parts lubricated to ensure that they’re all working properly.

Cleanse Your Air Filter

Car Air Conditioning

Did you know that your air filter is located in the glove box? It’s quite easy to dislodge the glove box and once it gets removed you can find the encasement of the air filter. The filter can be cleaned with a blower, with water or simply have it replaced. Make sure it’s dry before placing it back to the encasement if you happen to wash it with water.

General Cleaning

When was the last time you checked the exterior grills of your windshield? You can actually find a lot of debris hidden in the nooks and crannies of your exterior grill. Once you cleared the dirt and debris, you can prevent any clogging in the future. Under the hood, you can find your car’s condenser. Hose down the dirt on the condenser. If you keep your condenser dirty, it can be clogged and will eventually leave it ineffective.

Key Takeaway

Car Aircon Maintenance should be done regularly as much as possible to maintain the integrity of your air conditioning. In this weather, you have to be careful with how you use your air conditioning. These tips should be able to help you identify any problems and hopefully help you properly maintain your car air conditioning unit


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