Many car owners take air-conditioning for granted, but if the system stops working, you would quickly notice just how important the AC is for keeping you comfortable and focused while driving. You can help to keep your car’s cooling system operating at peak efficiency for longer with regular maintenance.

Frequent use

Running your air conditioner for at least 10 minutes each week on full power will keep the system lubricated and help to maintain the desired coolant pressure. If you never switch on the AC during the cold winter months, this increases the risk of seals breaking and hoses hardening, which makes it more difficult to spot leaks.

Dry the evaporator

Running the air conditioner for long periods can cause moisture to build up in the evaporator core, which could lead to mould and mildew growth and bad odours being released into the cabin. Dry out the evaporator by running the car’s defrost mode for five to 10 minutes before switching on the air-conditioning again. If smells do occur there are many products available from Mr Cool Automotive to remove the nasties and get you comfortable again.

Keep it clean

Condensers can become clogged with dust and dirt over time, which impairs the air conditioners performance. Use a reputable flushing agent to clean out the condenser and remove all debris without leaving any residue behind. You can also prevent bacteria growth from occurring in the vents or other Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) components by using approved products available from Mr Cool Automotive.

Annual servicing

Even if you take the best care of your air conditioner, having the system thoroughly inspected and tested by professional technicians at least once a year is the best way to ensure its longevity, as well as to catch any problems at an early stage when they are easier and cheaper to fix.

Air conditioning repair in Brisbane

Get your car AC health check now with an RACQ Approved Repairer by contacting Mr Cool on 07 3188 4348.