Expert Advice

How can I keep my vehicle’s air conditioner at peak performance?

The days are starting to warm up and pretty soon drivers will be cranking up their air conditioners in their vehicles to stay cool. However, running the A/C at full blast, especially if it hasn’t been turned on in a while, can put stress on a vehicle’s air conditioning system. Here are some tips and basic practices that can help keep a vehicle’s coolant system running at peak performance:

Tips for maintaining your vehicle’s air conditioner:

  • Run your air conditioner once a week. Even if you don’t need it, run your air conditioner for at least 10 minutes on the highest fan speed and coolest setting.
  • Run the defrost mode once a week. Defrost mode helps clear out excess moisture and prevents mildew. This can help keep bad smells from your A/C at bay.
  • Run your air conditioner in the winter months. You may have missed the boat this year, but next winter remember to run your air conditioner periodically.
  • Get an air conditioning check-up. Have a quality auto repair specialist review and re-charge your system every other year. It’s best to do this in the months prior to the hottest times of the year.

Quality Auto Repair Wilmington NC

With hot weather approaching, it is very important to incorporate air conditioner maintenance to keep your HVAC system running at peak levels. O’Leary’s can execute any services related to maintaining or repairing a vehicle’s air conditioner. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about our air conditioning services in the greater Wilmington area.