3 must-know tips to keep your car’s AC system healthy in summer

May 08, 2018 | Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
Here are 3 must-know tips to maintain the car’s AC system for all car users.

Having a malfunctioning air conditioner (AC) in scorching days of summer is as terrible as going to the hell. Therefore, making sure that your car’s AC always works well is essential for both your driving comfort and your health. For this reason, Philkotse.com will bring you 3 useful tips for car AC maintenance so that Filipino drivers can survive the summer heat in our country.

1. Let your AC system be served as scheduled

You should have your car’s AC served every 20,000 km or once per year. If your car is still under warranty and follows a preventive scheduled maintenance service, check the AC system in the service lists to ensure your comfort in summer. Also, the Freon pressure should be inspected and recharged if needed.

Checking a car's AC system

You should have your car’s AC served every 20,000 km or once per year

2. Ensure the AC operated at least once per week

If you use your vehicle frequently, this should not be a big issue to take care of. However, if your car is left in the garage for weeks, you must run the AC at least once per week for several minutes. This helps the Freon sustain its pressure. Besides, this manipulation lubricates the seals as well as rubber tubes, averting them from becoming broken and allowing the Freon pressure to leak.

How to maintain your car's air conditioning

3. Check the AC system frequently

Even when you do not have any knowledge of car maintenance, you can still do a visual check of your car's AC system. Beginning with the compressor, just follow the tubes and inspect for clear signs of leaks or cracks. Also, exam the condenser and evaporator. If you see any telltale signs of an issue, drive your car to the dealership or a reliable car repair shop and get the damaged components fixed or replaced.

Checking a car's AC system

Even when you do not have any knowledge of repairing cars, you can still do a visual check of your vehicle's AC system

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