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Keeping Your Cool: How Time and Care Affect Your Car's A/C

How time and care affect your car's A/C

Let's face it, cruising down the highway with a cool breeze on a scorching day is pure bliss. But like any car part, your air conditioning system isn't invincible. Age and wear-and-tear can take their toll, leaving you hot and bothered. At Certified Performance, we want to ensure your A/C keeps you comfortable for years to come. So, let's delve into what happens to your car's A/C over time and how proper maintenance can keep it running smoothly.

The Relentless Tick of Time

Several things can happen to your A/C system as it ages:

  • Refrigerant on the Run:  This magic coolant is key to cool air. Unfortunately, leaks can develop over time, reducing its effectiveness. Low refrigerant means your A/C will struggle to keep you comfortable.

  • Seal Woes:  Seals dry out and crack with age, allowing refrigerant to escape and potentially letting in moisture and contaminants. This moisture can lead to mold growth, causing unpleasant odors and potential health risks.

  • Moving Parts Wear Down:  The compressor, which circulates the refrigerant, has moving parts that experience wear and tear. This can lead to reduced efficiency or even complete failure.

Beating the Heat: Proper A/C Maintenance

The good news is that with proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your car's A/C and keep those cool breezes flowing. Here's what Certified Performance recommends:

  • Regular Checkups:  Schedule regular inspections by a certified technician. They can check for leaks, refrigerant levels, and overall system health.

  • Don't Neglect the Cabin Air Filter:  A clogged filter restricts airflow and reduces efficiency. Replace it according to your manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Use It or Lose It:  Run your A/C for a few minutes even in cooler weather. This circulates the refrigerant and oil, keeping the seals lubricated.

Certified Performance: Your Comfort is Our Priority

At Certified Performance, our certified technicians are experts in keeping your car's A/C system running cool. We offer comprehensive inspections, leak detection, and repairs to ensure you stay comfortable on the road. Don't wait until the heat is unbearable! Schedule your A/C maintenance appointment today and keep your cool all summer long.

Bonus Tip:  Always consult your car's owner's manual for specific maintenance intervals and recommendations for your vehicle's A/C system.


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