While most homeowners are very aware of the mechanical workings of their home air conditioner, your car’s air conditioner may be more of a mystery.
It isn’t serviced as often and, since the air filter and other mechanical components are housed under the hood, they don’t get much attention from the average car owner.
Observing routine air conditioning and auto repair maintenance schedules is the key to ensuring comfortable interior automobile temperatures all season long.
Air Conditioning Car Repair is Rarely a DIY Project
If you are super car savvy, you may be able to repair some of your car’s AC issues on your own. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
And, performing DIY A/C car repairs can end up violating your vehicle’s warranty, meaning you’ll pay out of pocket for future repairs that may have been covered originally.
Unless you feel the A/C repair is a no-brainer, we always recommend bringing your car to a licensed automotive repair shop to ensure your repairs are done correctly the first time around, and to protect your warranty.
5 Basic Tips for Maintaining the AC in Your Car
1. Run the AC every week
Mechanical parts require a happy medium – enough activity to keep the proverbial juices flowing, but not so much action that it leads to excessive wear-and-tear.
An A/C that sits unused for months at a time can wind up with compounded mechanical issues.
Try to remember to run your car’s A/C for a handful of minutes every week or so to make sure it’s running correctly.