Summer is upon us! You’ve probably reorganized your dresser and closet to make room for your warm-weather attire. You may have performed maintenance around the house and in your yard to prepare for the dog days of summer. Maybe you’ve purchased a new grill and patio furniture as you prepare to dine al fresco during the season. However, have you prepared your car for the rising temperatures? Here’s how to get your car’s A/C ready for summer so it will keep you cool.
A Comprehensive A/C Check-Up Will Evaluate Pressure and Temperature Output
Before you take your vehicle in to one of the air conditioning service centers in Sussex County, you should understand what a reputable service provider will check. For your car’s A/C system to cool effectively, it needs a full Freon charge. An A/C check-up should include a PSI pressure reading to verify your car’s Freon level is sufficient. If it isn’t, the provider will add Freon. Another way your service provider should check Freon is not low is by checking the temperature of air coming out of the vents when your A/C is on.
After Our Heavy Pollen Season, Your Cabin Air Filter Should Be Replaced
Freon is necessary to keep your car’s A/C blowing cold air, but changing a cabin air filter is necessary to maintain optimal air flow through the HVAC system and keep your system from spewing dust throughout the cabin. Especially after this year’s unusually high pollen counts, it’s safe to assume if you're driving your car often, your cabin air filter is full of pollen, dirt and debris. If you have not had your filter replaced in a while, run your finger across your dashboard. If you detect dust and grime, that’s a good indication your filter is clogged. Having your air filter replaced is relatively inexpensive and will immediately improve the air quality in your vehicle and optimize your A/C system.
Ask for the Gold Standard in A/C Service: A Valvoline A/C Treatment
When you have your vehicle’s A/C serviced using Valvoline products and protocol, mold and mildew spores and contaminants are removed, your A/C’s evaporator core is cleaned, and your entire system is thoroughly inspected to identify any potential trouble areas. You will, quite literally, breathe easier after your system is treated. Not only will a Valvoline A/C treatment keep you cool and comfortable while driving in the summer heat, it can minimize allergies by removing irritants and allergens so they will not recirculate through your cabin.
If you have not yet had your vehicle’s A/C system serviced for the summer, contact us at DeBoer's Auto for a comprehensive evaluation and Valvoline A/C treatment. Make sure your car’s A/C system is up to the task of keeping you cool this summer so you do not have to lose your cool when you turn on the A/C and are unpleasantly surprised by a blast of warm air!