As summer is approaching we should consider our car’s air conditioner.
It is so important that it is in good condition for the heat of an Aussie summer, not only for your comfort but also for your health.
Today we’re also going to have a look at what consists in a good air conditioning service.
Tips For Maintaining A Car Air Conditioner
To help maintain the car airconditioner system it pays to run the system for a few minutes at least once a week – no matter how hot the temperature may be. This ensures that the many hoses, valves and pumps throughout the system are kept well lubricated.
Whenever you have the car serviced, make sure you ask the mechanic to check the refrigerant level and regas the system if necessary. The Air conditioner is not always included in a standard log book service, so it can be easily neglected.
It is good practice to get a full air conditioning service at least once a year. Try and do this before the hotter months start, as this will ensure that you are not caught out by a sudden heat wave at the start of the season.
Common Items that may be involved in a car air conditioner service or regas;
Air vent temperature check
Reclaiming, recycling or replacement of operating gas
Replacement or check of receiver drier / filter
Adjustment of drive belts and pulleys
Check operation of valves and thermostats
Leak test of system lines and components
Inspection of hoses and components
Cleaning condenser fins
Deodorize and sanitize system