Get Your Car Ready For Summer

Get Your Car Ready For Summer Driving

Get Your Car Ready For Summer Driving

With An Air Conditioning Inspection and Service

DRIVE AutoCare recommends an annual A/C Inspection to stay cool when temperatures soar. Summer heat and humidity can drive you to distraction and the last thing you need is a malfunctioning air conditioning system.

“Getting stuck in traffic is stressful enough, but getting stuck in traffic during the heat of summer without functioning A/C is the pits,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It is important to always have the A/C system properly maintained to keep it in tip-top shape and avoid costly repairs down the road.”

A vehicle’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning system keeps the interior cabin comfortable in any season by providing the right temperature and humidity level. A thorough inspection should be performed annually and typically consists of the following steps:

  • Check pressure to test operation, refrigerant charge and outlet temperatures.
  • If the system is found to be low on refrigerant, a leak test is performed to find the source of the leak. Keep in mind that if your vehicle is leaking refrigerant, it is damaging the ozone layer.
  • Check for evidence of refrigerant cross-contamination, which is the mixing of refrigerants.
  • Check the compressor’s drive belt and tension.

A properly running heating, ventilating and air conditioning system will help improve your gas mileage, is more environmentally-friendly and will keep you and your family comfortable.

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