A majority of Tulsa drivers don’t don’t give a lot of thought to their vehicles air conditioning system unless it fails, which usually happens in the height of summer when it’s over 100 degrees out in Tulsa. These drivers don’t really understand that auto air conditioners need periodic preventative service. Here are a few reasons why AC systems fail and need repair.
Like most machines, a vehicle’s air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed into the refrigerant, which is the mixture that makes the air cool. However even if your AC is still blowing out cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts may be used up, which could cause the parts to fail.
AC Service tip for Tulsa drivers: Run your vehicle’s air conditioner periodically during the winter, as this helps circulate the lubricant needed to keep the seals from drying out.
Your auto’s air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with your windshield fogging up during Tulsa winters or while it’s raining, turning on your AC on the defrost setting should help.
Another problem we often see when Tulsa drivers bring in their vehicle for an AC repair service, is air and water getting into the AC system. That can reduce the efficiency of the system and also lead to corrosion of AC parts. You should periodically purge the AC system and replace the refrigerant to remove any air and water in the system.
What are the early warning signs of air conditioner trouble?
- The air’s not as cold as it used to be.
- Unusual noises when the A/C cycles on.
These are just some of the signs to get your vehicle to RC Auto Specialists in Tulsa for an auto AC service before the damage gets worse. Also by following the recommended service intervals in your vehicle’s manual, you can help prevent expensive failure of your air conditioning system.
Your AC system contains some expensive components like the condenser and compressor. Anything vehicle owners can do to extend the life of their AC system is well worth it.
Click here to schedule an AC service or repair and let RC Auto Specialists help you stay cool and beat the heat this summer!