5 Ways You're Damaging Your Car's Air Conditioning System

This post we will be preventing damage to your cars air con

4/12/20232 min read

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Your car's air conditioning system is an essential component that helps keep you cool and comfortable on the road, especially during the sizzling summer months. However, without proper care and attention, you could be damaging your aircon and reducing its efficiency. In this article, we will explore 5 ways you might be damaging your car's air conditioning system without even realizing it.

1. Not using the system in winter. Yes, I can hear you saying but air conditioning makes it colder. Air conditioning removes moisture from the air as well. So those mornings when the windscreen is misted up is the perfect time to exercise your air conditioning. By not using the air conditioning the seals dry out causing the refrigerant to leak out.

2. Using the system with low refrigerant. This you may hear makes the system hiss when it on. The system can overheat causing damage to the compressor, the heart of the system is also one of the most expensive components in the system to replace.

3. Neglecting have your aircon serviced: We all (well most of us) know we need to regularly maintain things or they eventually breakdown. Regular aircon servicing is as essential to ensure that your aircon is working effectively and efficiently. Most manufacturers recommend every 2 years.

4. Ignoring warning signs: If your aircon is making unusual noises or not blowing cold air, its important to address the problem as soon as possible. Ignoring warning signs could lead to more serious problems down the line, potentially leading to more costly repairs

5. Not changing the cabin filter regularly can cause the fan working harder to pull air into the car. It can also cause bad smells.

Jaynes invisible dog.

Jayne contacted Venn Park Garage to book her car in, she explained her car smelt “like a wet dog". After a bit of questioning, we concluded Jayne did not even have a dog to blame the smell on and the smell was only there when the air condition was on. We set to work checking the system and found a cabin filter that was black with mould causing the nasty smell. Replacing the filter with a quality part and an anti-bacterial treatment of the car's interior soon got the car smelling as fresh as a daisy again.

By avoiding the mistakes, we have outlined in this article, you can help keep your aircon working at its best, ensuring that you stay cool and comfortable on the road.

If you have any questions or concerns about your air conditioning system, please contact us www.vennparkgarage.co.uk