How to Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioning System

June 15, 2015

Faulty-car-air-conditioningLike most Northeast Ohioans, by the time warm weather arrives you probably have not used your car’s air conditioning system for at least six months! Like most components in your vehicle, your A/C system is prone to dirt, dust and debris, which can clog the system. Because airflow is so important to the performance and efficiency of your A/C, it is imperative your Air Conditioning system is routinely maintained or checked to prevent failures and extend its life.

1. Have the Condenser Cleaned – Have residues and dirt cleaned from the condenser to allow for optimal airflow. This also allows you or your automotive service technician to evaluate the condenser for loose, broken or faulty parts.

2. Examine, Clean or Replace the Filter – Filters may become clogged which will block airflow and reduce the system’s efficiency. A dirty cabin air filter can carry dirt into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity.

3. Have the System Checked for Leaks – Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to cool the air coming into your vehicle. To operate efficiently, check for tiny leaks in the system that allow refrigerant to escape and have them repaired and the system recharged for optimum service.

Routine air conditioning maintenance will help extend the life of your car’s A/C system. Rad Air started as a radiator and air conditioning specialty shop in 1975. Our team of service advisors and technicians has decades of experience working with air conditioning systems. Right now we’re offering an Air Conditioning Performance & Leak Check for $29.95 to have your air conditioning system cleaned and examined. Schedule an appointment for auto AC repair at any of our shops for this important maintenance service. Visit our Coupons page for this and other great deals.