Is Your Car’s Aircon Ready for the Summer Heat?

March 15, 2018

Whether you’re looking forward to hitting the beach and taking a nice, long vacation, or dreading the thought of scorching temperatures, one thing is certain: summer is here. Yes, school is out for most kids, and so is the sun. So it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make sure that your vehicle, particularly the airconditioning system, is in top form.

With the mercury set to hit the highs during the season, nothing is more dreadful than sitting in a car with a busted A/C. it is thus a good idea to make sure that this piece of automotive kit won’t conk out on your when you need it most.

First thing to do is to check the refrigerant level. You can have this done at your friendly service station—specifically those that specialize in aircon maintenance. While you’re at it, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check those hoses to ensure that there are no leaks. Low refrigerant levels and leaks are often the main causes of an aircon that won’t cool down.

Speaking of service, it would also be advisable to have your system serviced at least once a year. Simple things like checking to see if the filter is clean (or in need of replacement() to inspecting the evaporator, condenser, and compressor may be in order. This could save you from a costly repair bill in the long run.

Beyond service, simply using your A/C on a regular basis isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it is advisable to keep those hoses clean and the system running properly. Moreover, you can make your car’s engine and airconditioner’s job much easier by parking in the shade as much as possible. This will help lessen the load on these systems and help them function more efficiently.

These are just a few simple tips that could go a long way in keeping you cool this coming summer season.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.