As much as we’d like to spend our hot summer days sitting inside with the air conditioner on, the unfortunate reality is that most of us still have to deal with work commutes, errands, and a host of other responsibilities. Fortunately, an a car with a working air conditioner can make life significantly easier, regardless of the temperature outside. Here are some summertime automotive repair tips that will help you keep your car working when you need it most.
The most basic thing you do regardless of the season is to have your car regularly maintained and inspected by a professional car mechanic. Many automotive repair issues are not immediately apparent when you are driving. Regular inspections can help detect and repair problems before they become more serious. Regular maintenance involves checking the main components of the engine in addition to other things like tire pressure, which can have a dramatic effect on your car’s safety and gas mileage.
As most homeowners know, cooling costs tend to skyrocket during the hot summer months, and your home’s air conditioner is more susceptible to problems during the summer because of the increased use. Your car’s air conditioner works in the same way. Increased use during the summer can drain coolant levels and exacerbate problems if your car already has coolant leaks. For this reason, it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions and have a mechanic regularly check your coolant levels. You should also watch out for coolant leaks. In addition to rendering your car’s air conditioner dysfunctional, coolant leaks can also damage your engine as coolant fluid leaks into other parts of your car’s engine.
Don’t let your summer be ruined by serious car problems like a broken air conditioner. In addition to making your commute a much more difficult experience, serious air conditioner issues can be expensive and tedious to repair. If you want to know more about how you can keep your car working in top shape during the hot summer months, call Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision at (480) 389-2358.