Tips for Keeping Car Air Conditioning
One of the special features that we can choose in our car is the air conditioning. It is a luxury within reach of all, that we can enjoy to mitigate the hot summer weather during our transfers both urban and rural.
But it is also a provision of the car to which we must give some attention, use conscientiously, and perform a proper maintenance so that it is always in impeccable condition.
Tips for Using Car Air Conditioning
Just like we do at home, in the car the air conditioner
should be used properly. Programming an inside temperature of the cubicle at 20 ° C may sound good when we are exhausted from the heat, however, this will only make the outside heat of the vehicle whip us even harder. The ideal for the car interior temperature is between 25 ° C and 27 ° C. It is a cool and pleasant climate, which takes care of and protects us against the inclement weather of the summer heat.
Before turning on the air conditioning, it opens the windows of the car, to eliminate the internal hot air. Turn the device on and let it act for one to two minutes, and then you can close the windows. Remember to turn it on only when it is imperative, as its drive requires more engine power, forcing greater fuel
consumption and expense.
Also remember to turn it off when the car has reached a suitable temperature, turning it on for short periods to adjust the weather on long trips. Turn off the system for at least 5 minutes before leaving the car, and remember to leave the air ducts open to take advantage of the residual cold.
Car air conditioning control and maintenance
You must perform an air conditioning
control at least once per climate season of the year. Start by running it for a few minutes in the afternoon, before returning home, or before beginning control. You can do it a few days before, to circulate your fluids and activate the system. This will also prevent the ducts from drying out.
To perform the control and maintenance of the air conditioning, lift the bonnet and clean the radiator as a first step. Clean it on the outside with warm water, open it and check the coolant level, and then thoroughly check the hoses and conduits (also their terminals and connectors or clamps) to make sure they are in good condition. Also check the straps, making sure they are firm.
If you notice something loose, fix it. If something is dry or damaged, change it. These simple overhauls can make the difference in how well your air conditioner works.
To finish the task, turn on the car and air for a few minutes, checking its proper functioning and coolant capacity. Check the charge level of the air conditioning gas. If you have the tools and knowledge you can do it, but we recommend you entrust the task to a specialized professional.
This work to maintain the air conditioning of the car
can be done once a year or every two years, and even every three years, depending on the use you give this accessory in your vehicle.