Automotive air conditioners have more to offer than just a comfortable ride during the hot summer months. In terms of safety, the Dallas-Fort Worth study showed that “air conditioning of cars improves the safety environment of the driver by reducing heat fatigue and cutting out distracting road noises, thereby improving driver alertness.” Moreover, the air conditioner dehumidifies the cabin air, thus preventing windows from fogging up and providing a driver with a clear view of the road.
As any other vehicle system, the air conditioner unit needs regular maintenance in order to function effectively and efficiently. Automotive experts suggest performing air conditioning service once a year, spring being the best time for it.
Besides routine maintenance of the air conditioning system, it is also a good idea to give your air conditioning unit an antibacterial deep clean. Bacteria, germs and mould tend to proliferate in damp areas creating an unhealthy environment and strange odour, so it’s no wonder, that a vehicle’s air conditioning system is the number one target. Deep antibacterial treatment is especially beneficial for those with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues.
It is normal to lose some amount of refrigerant over time, just the way your tires lose air pressure. Since this refrigerant is essential to your car—it lubricates your entire AC system—the best thing you can do to prevent major repairs is to have your AC system checked annually.
At Right Way Auto Repair, we offer a full range of air conditioning services, from testing and regular maintenance to complete air conditioning system repair, as well as an Anti-Bacterial Treatment. So, if your car’s air conditioner needs a thorough check or has developed problems, let our licensed and experienced technicians have a look.