The Importance of Cleaning Your Car’s AC System

With the summer’s heat slowly leaving us, we still rely on our car’s AC to be fully-functional, this time on the cosy heating mode. That’s why it’s so important to make sure it’s in tip top condition for those chilly mornings or blistering cold nights, not only for your comfort but also for your health.

Think of your car like the human body, it too gets occasionally clogged with toxins. Over time it can get bogged down with dirt, hair, pollen, dust, fur, and other small debris. Here at Porughes Car Detailing, we not only believe in the importance of cleaning your car’s exterior and interior, having your car AC System cleaned on a regular basis is also equally important.

Why Clean your Car’s AC?

A dirty filter forces your AC to work harder, adding strain to its engine, wasting energy, and demanding more fuel to function properly. This increases your overall car costs, burning it out faster, and lessening its effectiveness. And just like all mechanical parts, they can also be subjected to wear and tear.

What are the Benefits?

Cleaning it requires you to take all the “gunk” out of its system. Regular cleaning and maintenance protects it from eventually breaking down. It also decreases your engine load and fuel consumption, thus lowering your car bill every month.

When should you clean it?

Unfortunately, car ACs are easily neglected during routine inspections because they’re not always included in a standard car service. This is the reason why some of these cooling systems break down suddenly, even if you’ve been very diligent in your car maintenance regime.

So, how often should you clean your car’s AC? Well, it depends on how much you use your car. Generally, you’ll get a “feel” when it needs a bit of a brush up, paying attention to subtle hints, such as the car not getting as cool or warm as it once was, or taking longer for the car to get colder/warmer.

What entails a car AC Service?

Contrary to what some people believe, an auto AC system doesn’t simply blow cold or hot air into the car. It’s actually designed to remove the cold or hot air from within the vehicle cabin and dispel it to atmosphere outside the car. In order to do so, it relies on a number of components to work efficiently, such as the evaporator, condenser and compressor. Like all mechanical parts, these items are prone to wear and regular system servicing helps to protect them from breakdown.

That’s why it’s helpful to have your vehicle checked by professionals from time to time. Generally, it’s good to have it cleaned every year so you can prevent expensive breakdowns in the future.

A fully functioning car AC unit makes summers far more bearable and comfortable, while a defective one can make you feel like you are being grilled or frozen in your own vehicle – depending on the season.

And remember, maximizing on your savings when maintaining your car also means keeping it clean and spotless throughout – both inside and out! So make the most out of your comfortable ride, and call Portughes Car Detailing on 7944 4460 to book your next car detailing service or click here for more information!

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