Autoworks Tips for Preparing Your Car’s Air Conditioning for Summer

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Summer is finally here! In Texas, this is the peak season for car air conditioning. When temperatures increase, the load on your car’s A/C system is higher, particularly if you need to run the A/C over a long drive (such as a summer road trip!). Autoworks has put together a few tips to keep your car conditioning system working smoothly this summer.

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Regular Maintenance

There are some basic steps you can take that will keep your A/C blowing cold. These steps include changing your air filter and recharging your system as appropriate. Come to Autoworks for all of your routinely inspection needs!

Visual Inspection

While visual inspection is especially key if you think your air conditioning is blowing hot, it’s also useful if you’re right about to go on a long summer trip. Examine under the hood and make sure there is no visible leaking or damage around the condenser. You should also check the condition and tension of your fan belt. If anything appears a little off, don’t hesitate to contact Autoworks! Our technicians can perform full inspections on your car’s A/C system and make any recommendations and repairs.

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Step 1: Turn On Your Car and Air Conditioning

The first, and most obvious, step is checking to see if your A/C is broken. This can be done by turning on both your car and your air conditioning. Any setting will work, but it’s ideal to roll up all of your windows so that the air is not coming from outside (by having the recycled air setting turned off), and turning your A/C onto its “MAX A/C” (or its highest) setting.

Step 2: Listen Closely for Unfamiliar Noises

Get close to one of the vents and listen closely to hear if it is making an odd or unfamiliar noise. If it is, you might have an issue with your compressor that needs repairing or replacing. Professional technicians here at Autoworks can assist you in repairing compressors to ensure it is fixed in time for your summer road trip!

Step 3: Feel the Air

Put your hands up to the vent to feel the temperature of the air that’s coming out. Be sure to note if it is too cold, room temperature or too hot. It is also crucial to see if there are temperature changes when there shouldn’t be. For instance, if your air conditioning start cold and then warms up (or vice versa) If you believe there is a problem with your A/C, don’t hesitate to contact our technicians here at Autoworks for assistance.

Step 4: Check the Air Pressure

Hold your hand next to a vent and change the air pressure settings from high to low and back again to make sure everything is working properly. Don’t hesitate to contact Autoworks if you believe there is something is wrong with your A/C.

Step 5: Inspect Your Car’s Fuses

Lastly, if you are still searching for the solution, try examining your car’s fuse panel. It can be found under the hood, in the trunk or near the driver’s side foot well. Sometimes a blown fuse can make you vehicle’s air conditioning non-functional.

 

If you believe there is something wrong with you car’s air conditioning, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Autoworks with the link below. We can make sure your A/C is running smoothly for your next summer road trip!

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