The importance of the car A/C is the last thing to be reminded of. Whether it is a drive through hot summer, or in extremely cold winter, it is the car air conditioning system, that keeps you insulated from extreme weather hazards. Leave alone the everyday dust and pollution of roads, from which the A/C saves us, in the city roads and highways. But how do you cope with the situation where you find you’re A/C isn’t responding the way it should? But this is an issue, no one thinks about unless it knocks you one day. We were no exception. All was well when we headed towards an exciting summer drive till the point we realized, our car cabin was not cooling at all, and we all were struggling with the uncomfortable heat.
It was then, we stepped into the service center of the Petaluma Hyundai to get it repaired. The advice we gathered along with the cool repair job was surely an exciting bonus for us. Are you curious to know? Well, here’s what we learned that day regarding the car A/C from one of the most experienced experts of that place.
Annual Checkup is a Must
Even though the car A/C is not a component that can go wrong just like that, an annual checkup of this section will benefit you a lot, especially if you have on road travels by car on your cards. The car A/C is the part that will also help you stay cool when you’re stuck in traffic. An annual maintenance of this part will help the system to stay in the right shape and will also help avoid undue costly repairs in the long run.
What Can Go Wrong
The component that checks on the heating, ventilating and air conditioning is the HVAC system. This is the system that is responsible for keeping the interior cabin atmosphere fresh, comfortable and moderate, fending away the extreme temperature from entering the cabin and make the car occupants struggle with physical discomfort.
But even this system like any other can go wrong for several reasons and can start malfunctioning if all the parts it is composed of are not in good shape. So when the service technician performs a routine checkup for this system, it should include the inspection of these following parts:
The inspection should start with measuring the pressures to test the operation, the charging status of the refrigerant and gauge the outlet temperatures. A system found to be low on the refrigerant, indicates the necessity to go for a leak test to find out the source of the leak as that can damage the cabin ozone layer.
A regular A/C service must include checking the drive belt and tension of the compressor as well.
The Bottom Line
After we were done with the repair, the experts at the Hyundai Petaluma wished us a safe and comfortable journey and also let us know that a properly running HVAC system even improves the gas mileage while it keeps your calm when the drive gets more and more challenging.