Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym, but not in your vehicle. When Cape Cod residents’ vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they’ll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive has a lot of benefits, and keeping the air conditioning system well maintained can help prevent repairs.
A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the AC components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system and making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system, so it cools better and lasts longer.
Cape drivers should also run the air conditioner regularly, even in the winter, so that it lubricates itself and keeps the seals from drying out. The seals can crack and that leads to leaks. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have recommendations for how often to service your air conditioner. Your friendly and knowledgeable Falmouth Motorcar service advisor can give you more information.