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How to maintain Car’s AC during winters

Tips for Maintaining Your Car Air Conditioning System

How to maintain Car’s AC during winters


A pretty pleasant and cold weather outside and you might think of giving rest to your car’s AC or cooling system but then think again your this little negligence can cause a real harm and defect to the cooling system of the car. Often when winters arrive the temperature outside and inside the car drops and thus we stop using the AC in car. For 3 to 4 months we rest the cooling system of our car before the summer season hits again. But what we might not be knowing or we ignore due to our negligence is that we are harming our AC and cooling system unknowingly by not using it over a certain time.


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But by regularly running and using your car’s AC for small durations during the winter season will increase the life of the AC system and help the system to keep performing in good quality and conditions even for the next summers. The AC system or the coolant system of the car contain certain oils and lubricant particles providing free and smooth functioning of compressor and refrigerant, thus these are needed to be regularly used and utilized for achieving better performance from the AC. If we let our car’s AC go unused for a longer time the lubrications will dry off and hence the refrigerant along with compressor will also degrade and thus will lose its quality. So when the next summer you will use the AC it will not be functioning properly and you might have to pay a hefty amount for its repair. So one of the solution to the above problem is one can switch on the AC of the car every 5 to 6 days for 5 to 10 minutes during the winters. This will get your AC system perform its function regularly and thus it will not get jammed or corroded and hence will increase the life of the AC system.


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If the cars supports the heater functioning from the same AC system it will be well and good for the car and using this during foggy morning and night of winter will help the driver to defrost the mist that get deposits on the windscreen of the car and hence will provide better visibility.

As a car owner it is your responsibility to keep the AC system of your car maintained and in proper condition, you could do some maintenance part like cleaning the condenser lubricating the AC unit from your own, ensuring that your AC works fine and perfect in any weather or condition.


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