With it being so cold outside in the Mascoutah, IL area, the last thing that we can remember or think about is the air getting warmer outside. During the warmer seasons of the year, the last thing that we want to happen to us is our AC not working. You’ve had a long day at the office, and it’s blistering outside. The last thing that you’re going to want to do is to get into your smoking hot car where you’re sweating all the way home. With this in mind, we want to make sure that your AC is fully prepared for these hot seasons to come. This will help improve your vehicle’s AC performance. If you’re wanting to know our tips to ensure that you have the best system to make your car feel as cool as you so well please, then continue reading on.
Start Your AC While Driving
Many people tend to start the AC before the car has left its spot. Doing this can lead to a waste of both time and fuel. Your car’s system operates a lot better while driving since the compressor is able to run a lot faster with the rotation of the engine’s “crankshaft.” Opening up the car’s door and sunroof to get rid of any hot air inside before you don’t start driving can also allow the car to cool a lot faster.
Using Window Shades To Improve AC Performance
Making sure that the less sunshine that enters your car means that the AC will have a lot less to cool inside. If you own a modern car, they can be pretty effective at blocking out UV’s and most of the infrared light. However, there are still some lights that will enter your car. If you install window shades, this will help tremendously. Make sure that you check your local laws however to make sure that the ones you are buying aren’t illegal.
Inspect the Refrigerant
If there is extensive use of a car’s air conditioner, this can lead to a gradual decrease in the system’s refrigerant which would primarily be through a leakage. Any refrigerant shortage within an air conditioning system can lead to poorer performance, especially when the temperatures are quite high. Consider having it checked every six to twelve months to ensure that it’s at the level it needs to be.
Install an AC Curtain
On large SUVs, Minivans, and even MUV’s, it might be wasteful to have the entirety of its interior cooled when there are only a few occupants. Installing a simple AC curtain can cut the area inside that needs to be cooled, which allows you to achieve a comfortable temperature much more quickly.
If you do these steps but still feel as though your AC isn’t working its best, fear not! Give our team at Full Circle Auto Service a call today!