How to Protect Your A/C System
One of the reasons thousands of vehicle owners experience auto A/C problems is that they simply don't use it. Sure, they may use it in the spring and summer, but seldom is the system used in the winter, especially in conditions as frigid as Chicago. But it's because of this lack of usage that causes the system to fail. You use it, or you lose it, and we want to make sure that doesn't happen to you. So here's what you need to do in the winter to make sure it's working properly summer:
- Get It Going
- Full Blast
- Run the Defroster
Even in the winter, you need to get the A/C moving. One of the best things you can do to keep the A/C going is to use it, and it's important to do so at least once a week for 15 minutes. Doing so helps maintain the gas pressure within, which is critical to creating the cool air you need.
Along with running the A/C system for 15 minutes, you also need to make sure it's running at full blast and its coldest setting. This, too, contributes to maintaining proper gas pressures, and it plays a big difference in whether your A/C is functioning come spring and summer.
Also make sure you run the defrost mode for 10-15 minutes, as this can help clear out any excess moisture and ensure no mildew grows within.
Book an A/C Repair
The A/C system plays a critical role in your car's overall comfort. And when you're driving a European import, the last thing you want to worry about is whether the A/C will keep you cool. Make sure your vehicle provides you with the comfort you need and schedule an auto A/C repair service with Spotlight Automotive in Chicago, IL. We have years of experience working in various A/C systems from different European import brands. We know how to carefully navigate each system and ensure it's performing at its best.
Call us at (312) 846-1210 to schedule your next service or visit us on 1474 W. Hubbard Street, as we'd be more than happy to find a time that works best for your schedule. We also accept walk-ins and offer after-hours drop-off and pick-up, so feel free to visit us at a time that works best for you! We can't wait for you to visit.