Getting The Most Out Of Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning After suffering through another central New York winter, we’re into the days when we roll up the windows and flip on the A/C. Keeping your air conditioning system in top condition is an important part of your vehicle service and maintenance program, and not just because it gets hot here in the summer. Here are some tips that will help you stay on top of this important service item. Run your air conditioning regularly. Some manufacturers design their air conditioning systems to run at all times. This helps the system operate more efficiently by decreasing the starting and stopping of the compressor and maintaining a more consistent flow of coolant through the system. You can get a similar benefit from turning on your air conditioning regularly, in all seasons, which will help keep the system in good working order. Have the system inspected and serviced annually. It is very important to inspect the air conditioning system annually. Your dealer will do a thorough inspection that will reveal any hoses or belts that need replacing. If leaks are detected, a service technician can pressure-test the system and find the leak. Taking care of these types of regular maintenance items will save you the cost of replacing major components in the long run. Make all recommended repairs. If repairs are needed for your air conditioning system, you should make them immediately. It may be tempting to put off air conditioning repairs as non-essential, but as part of any list of vehicle service items, air conditioning is actually high priority. A non-working air conditioning system will lower the resale value of a vehicle, and in some cases it will turn away otherwise interested buyers. If something is amiss, take your vehicle in for service. Do you smell or hear something strange coming out of the air conditioner? Is your typical setting not cooling down the car as well as it used to? Ignoring obvious problems can lead to bigger repair bills down the road. NYE Automotive Group has the expertise and experience to help you with your air conditioning and other vehicle service needs, as well as new and pre-owned vehicle purchases. Stop in or call us anytime.