Most auto owners don’t even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Centennial and South Denver motorists don’t really understand that auto A/Cs need periodic service. Let us share some of the reasons why they fail.
First, like every machine, your car, truck, or SUV’s air conditioner parts need – you guessed it – lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cold). Remember that even if the air conditioner is still blowing out cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts may be used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in any vehicle.
Here’s a tip for Centennial motorists: Run your air conditioner every so often, even during our freezing Colorado winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out.
The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your truck windshield in winter or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost setting should help. Now on some Centennial cars you can’t run the A/C at the same time as the defroster. (Don’t ask us why, but we suspect lawyers were involved.)
Also, air and water can get into the A/C system. That can reduce the efficiency of the system and also lead to corrosion that causes damage. Denver car owners should periodically purge the system and replace the refrigerant to remove the air and water.
Centennial drivers would be wise to learn the vital early warning signs of A/C trouble: 1) The air’s not as cold as it used to be. 2) Unusual noises when the A/C cycles on. Those are signs to get your vehicle into Davis Repair in Centennial before the damage gets worse.
By following the recommended service intervals in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you can help prevent mechanical failure of your air conditioning system. Your A/C system contains some expensive components like the compressor, condenser, dryer, etc. Anything Greenwood Village and South Denver car owners can do to lengthen the life of their A/C is well worth it; no one wants to be without AC here, even for one day, in summer.