It’s Hot Outside!  Does That Impact Your Car’s AC?

Hotter is Hotter

Travelers sometimes take it for granted that a vehicle's air conditioning system will keep them cool in warm weather. Others, however, think a bit deeper, wondering if the outside temperature impacts their car's AC. The realistic answer is yes, it does. Hotter is hotter. That means your auto's AC has more to overcome to achieve a comfortable cabin temperature. This translates into harder work for the system and, therefore, your car as a whole. The certified auto a/c repair technicians at North East Auto & Truck Service in Ocala, Florida, can help you keep the cold air blowing with performance checks, preventive maintenance services, and car AC repairs.

What Can You Do?

Obviously, you can't control the weather. So what can you do to ease the strain on your AC and car when the temperatures soar? One tip is to be mindful of when you drive if that's possible. Certainly, you must arrive at work, pick the kids up from school, and attend to life's minor emergencies at specific times. Travel during the heat of the day is sometimes a necessity. However, if you're just out running errands or visiting a friend, perhaps you can adjust your timing such that you don't have to drive at the hottest point in the day. If you drive around in the heat, be patient. Know that your car isn't going to cool immediately anyway, so don't overtax it. Adjust the controls to a lower setting, knowing that you'll eventually gain some comfort. It's also a great idea to get a system check periodically, preferably before the hottest months arrive. Preventive maintenance services afford technicians the opportunity to check the amount of refrigerant, look for refrigerant leaks (recharging the system if necessary), monitor air flow, and make sure the AC is producing cool air rather than warm air. Finally, the AC will put less strain on your vehicle if the automobile is in overall good operating condition. Therefore, it's a good idea to keep the battery monitored, change the oil regularly, and ensure that your car has sufficient levels of all fluids such as coolant.

Head North

If you're in the Ocala, Florida, area, the best way to deal with driving in the heat of the South is to head north--to North East Auto & Truck Service, that is. We offer car AC repair you can trust. We're veteran-owned and back our work with a generous warranty.

Written by Developer Autoshop