While we’re getting a bit of relief from the summer heat because of the rainy season, that doesn’t mean that you can start neglecting our car’s air-conditioning system. Sure, it may not be first on your agenda whenever you take your car to the shop for a look into its metal parts, but if you’re serious about keeping cool and calm in the midst of EDSA traffic, you need to start taking care of your car’s aircon system.
Want to know the basics on aircon maintenance? Here are a few tips to help even the laziest of car owners.
When it comes to car aircon maintenance, there are actually two schools of thought. The first requires that you have your car’s aircon system cleaned once a year to avoid build up of grime, while the second is all about cleaning the internals of your aircon system altogether.
We’re not the type to take sides so when in doubt, make sure to consult your trusty warranty booklet to determine what kind of care your car needs. Most late 90s models, for example, require periodic cleaning, so if your car has specific schedule for aircon cleaning, make sure to follow it to the tee. This way, you’ll be able to avoid costly compressor repairs that may result from long term neglect.
Although car aircon maintenance is best left to the professionals, you can still do your part in making sure that your cooling system runs without a hitch.
Opening up your aircon system is really up to you. But, if you feel like your cooling system has already started to fail, take comfort in the fact that there are ways to bring a dead compressor back to life. It’s just a matter of finding the right specialist to handle the job for you.
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