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Keep Your Vehicle's AC Running COLD

It’s no secret that summertime in the Midwest is hot and humid.  The air conditioner in your car is one of the most important features of your vehicle when it comes to keeping you comfortable in the heat. It is crucial that you maintain your AC to keep it running its best all year.  Below are a few tips to help you maintain the life of your AC.

Park in the shade.

If there is an option where you are heading that has trees or if the side of the building is shading parking spots, choose those spots. This makes it take less time to cool your car allowing the AC to work less hard putting less strain on it.

Ventilate the car. If you can crack a window while it’s parked, do so. This helps let out some of the hot air trapped in the car.

Start the AC on low.

When you first get in a hot car it is tempting to blast that cold air but this can put a strain on the system causing it to work harder than it needs to. Start with the AC on low giving it a chance to cool down before turning it up.

Always use recirculation mode.

If you want the air to be cooler longer, this mode just circulates the air in the car rather than pulling hot air from outside and cooling it down.

Turn off the AC before switching off the engine so when you restart your car it’s not trying to maintain a blasting AC.

Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained.

When you get regular maintenance on your car, it keeps the air filters clean and allows your car to be at a peak performance consistently. Don’t slack on getting to your regular car maintenance appointments.

The air conditioner not only keeps you cool on a hot summer day, but a properly functioning AC also allows you to keep your windows rolled up, protecting you from dust, pollution and other allergens that can be bothersome and dangerous if you suffer from allergies.

During the hottest months in the summer, it is essential that your car’s air conditioner is running at its fullest capacity. If you are having any issues with your AC, if it is blowing hot air, not blowing air at all, or not working to a level that meets your needs, please call and we will be happy to schedule an appointment to see you.

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