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If summer is coming and it seems like your car’s air conditioning system is not functioning correctly, then it’s time to have a good look at it. You can save yourself a few bucks by doing it yourself instead of visiting a car service center with these tips below.
Wipe the Vents Thoroughly
As easy as wiping the vents may sound, it’s not. The small slit it's what makes it challenging to reach the inner parts where the dirt usually accumulates. Experts say you can use a foam paintbrush due to its elastic properties, while the relatively sturdy and thin brush allows the users to insert it in vents further to clean areas that are hard to reach. However, keep in mind that using it may push a bit of dust into the ducts and down to the AC filter, but no need to worry since you’ll also be cleaning after finishing the first steps.
Clean the Cabin Filter
Cleaning the cabin filter might be challenging since it differs from other cars, depending on your model. Most of the time, you can find it behind the glove compartment. To get to it, make sure your glove compartment is empty. Then, find all the pegs that connect the glove compartment and the dashboard. After disconnecting it carefully, you will find yourself having complete access to the cabin filter.
Experts recommend owners of cars to replace the air filter once a year or after driving for about 12,000 to 15,000 km. However, in instances where there isn’t enough on the budget for an annual air filter replacement, you can pull it out and blow off the dust with an air compressor. Remember to use a disinfectant or car deodorizer before putting it back together.
Brush or Wipe the Fans
This may be the most challenging part. Before starting, make sure it’s been a while since you switch off your car engine to cool it off. Next, open your vehicle’s hood and locate the air conditioning condenser fan. You can usually find it behind the condenser itself, which is perpendicular to the bumper. If you can reach it easily, all you have to do is wipe the fan blades. However, removing it from the engine bay would be better.
After all the cleaning, you will notice the improvement in your car’s AC system. But if ever the time comes where it gets damaged, make sure you’ve invested in the appropriate auto insurance plan to save yourself from unexpected expenses.
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