4 Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioning System

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Summer is in full swing and that means one thing – the air conditioning in your car is going to be working overtime! There’s nothing worse for your AC unit than overworking it until it breaks down. If you want to keep your car’s air conditioning system running smoothly all summer long, follow these tips from Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive.

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1. Run Your AC Regularly

Many people think they can just wait until the summer to turn on their AC, but that’s not the best way to keep it running smoothly. Instead, we recommend running your AC regularly, even in the winter. This will help keep the system clean and prevent any potential problems down the road.

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2. Schedule Professional Services as Needed

As we all know, Fort Collins is hot in the summer, and it’s important to have a working air conditioner in your vehicle. Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive can service your air conditioning system, so it’s running properly when you need it most. Our team of certified technicians can quickly and efficiently diagnose and repair your car’s air conditioning system.

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3. Clean or Replace Your Air Filter

One way to maintain your car’s air conditioning system is to clean or replace your air filter. Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive recommends that you check your air filter every 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. If your air filter is clogged, it can reduce the airflow to your car’s engine, which can cause your car to overheat. 

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4. Clear Exterior Debris

Over time, leaves, twigs, and other debris can build up around your air conditioner’s condenser coils. This can impede airflow and cause the system to work harder than it needs to. Clearing away this debris will help ensure that your air conditioner can operate at peak efficiency. 

The way weather fluctuates in Colorado, it’s important to always have an operational air conditioning system in your car. The team at Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive would like to remind drivers that it is important to maintain your car’s air conditioning system year-round. Schedule regular maintenance checks with us to ensure your AC system is running smoothly in any season.