When you are thinking about servicing your car, most people first think about maintaining the wheels or the engine. What is often overlooked is your car’s air conditioning system.
So why do you need to get your car air conditioner serviced, and what are the signs you should look out for?
Why you need to get your car air conditioner serviced
1. It’s hot year-round
When you live in Queensland, it is essential to have working air conditioning in your car all year round. If you don’t get your air conditioner serviced, you may find yourself driving without a working air conditioner on a 40-degree day. Nobody wants that!
2. Remove coal dust
Do you know how much coal dust your car air conditioner is collecting? For many people, their air conditioner collecting coal dust is an afterthought, or something that has never been thought about at all.
To avoid risking your health, we recommend getting your car air conditioner serviced.
3. Stay COVID-safe
When servicing your car’s air conditioner, Moranbah Discount Mechanic & Tyres also offers a full sanitisation option. This ensures that you as well as your family and friends stay COVID safe.
4. Longer life span of the air conditioner
Servicing an air conditioner may seem like a cost that you don’t want to pay. However, maintaining your car’s air conditioner will be a cost that pays off in the long run. Servicing will help you to expand the longevity of your car’s air conditioning system. It will also help ensure it runs at peak efficiency.
If you wait to get your air conditioner serviced once it has stopped cooling completely, it may have already incurred damage. Don’t wait – as soon as you notice your air conditioner not working as efficiently as before, it may be time to book a service.
What are the signs you need your car’s air conditioner serviced?
1. Weaker air flow
Does it seem like your air conditioner is struggling to cool down the car? Sometimes it can be difficult to tell, especially on those extremely hot days. However, chances are it isn’t just your imagination – your air conditioner needs a service.
2. Rattling and other noises
Hearing strange noises coming from your air conditioner system? This isn’t a good sign. Before your air conditioner gets damaged too badly, it is best to get a service.
3. Blowing warm air
If your car starts by blowing cool air, but then starts to blow warm air, it is a sign there is something wrong. This could be numerous problems, including a clogged expansion valve or a blown fuse. Before these problems cause larger problems, go get your car serviced.
4. Leaking water
If you can see water, it may be a sign that your dashboard is leaking. This may not be directly a problem with your air conditioning system, however, leaking water can cause damage to other areas of the car. Avoid having to pay thousands of extra dollars; get your car serviced when you first notice the problem.
5. Unpleasant odors
When your air conditioner is on, does it smell unpleasant? This may be a problem with your air conditioner filter. However, the problem will vary depending on what type of smell there is. If you can smell burning, this may be a problem with the wiring, which will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
As soon as you notice any small problem with your air conditioning unit, make sure to take your car for a service. If you put off the service, you may find yourself driving a car with more damage, and leaving the mechanic with a much larger bill.
Do you need your air conditioner serviced? Contact Moranbah Discount Mechanic & Tyres today.