Do you have air conditioning in that car?
It's not necessary, but it is certainly nice to have.
Some people don't even turn their AC on until the temperatures are at least in the high eighties or low nineties. But what exactly does your vehicle's air conditioning do?
Does it cool down the air inside of your car? Does it make your windows fog up so you can draw pictures on them? Does it keep all of those pesky flies out of your food when you're driving to the beach for a picnic?
No, none of those things. Your air conditioning does actually cool down the air inside of your vehicle, but its main purpose is to remove moisture from the air. Yes, that's right—it's a dehumidifier.
It's also important to note that while your air conditioner may add some outside noise when it's running, it actually helps reduce engine noise by pushing hot air over the engine and away from the vehicle.
When an air conditioning system starts to fail, it doesn't happen all at once. It's more gradual than that, and if you're like most people and have never given much thought to your car's AC until it stops working, you might not notice until it's too late. As the weather gets warmer, now is a good time to make sure that you'll be able to stick to your plans and stay cool in the heat of summer. The following symptoms might be your first indication that something is out of whack with your car's air conditioner:
- The air coming out of the vents isn't as cold as it used to be or isn't cold at all
- Odd noises are coming from the vents
- There are weird smells coming out when you turn on the AC
- The cabin is fogging up and it won't clear up no matter what you do
At Hopewell Tire and Auto Repair, every vehicle matters.
We’ve been serving the Athens area since 1989. Call us today to schedule an appointment or discuss your car or truck’s needs. We stand behind our work and offer a 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty on everything we do.
3500 Jefferson Road | Athens, GA 30607 | 706-430-2901 Luke Turner, Owner/Operator