The air conditioner in your car takes the dirty and humid air either from outside or inside your car and runs it through a filter. A dirty filter will suffocate the airflow and reduce the quality of the air and make it work harder to keep the air clean. Auto AC repair can not only improve the quality of air in your car but also the components attached to it. Because your car’s electricity comes from the battery and the alternator charging the battery, overworking the air conditioner due to clogged filters or suboptimal insulation can damage your battery. Since the battery affects many other important components of your car, like starting it up, maintaining your air conditioner properly can mean preserving many other aspects of your car.
Many of the issues with your auto AC are a question of choice. The coils that dehumidify the air can get dirty after a while and that will make it work harder to condition the air. You want your car to perform its best, but you also don’t want to incur the costs of maintenance. So the real question is not whether you need maintenance, because it will eventually catch up. Rather the question is when you need it. You can keep neglecting your Air Conditioning as long as you want, but when it breaks you will need to repair it which can cost more in the long run. If you don’t repair the AC it will still cost you later when trying to sell your car since it will devalue it. So the question is do you want to pay less now or more later.
Some people keep their windows down instead of running the AC or they just conserve energy by keeping it low. There are many behaviors to preserve the life of your car, and each one has a tradeoff including whether you prefer maintenance or waiting to repair. At the end of the day, you decide whether the repairs to your vehicle’s AC are worth it, but whichever method you decide, consider having it done at Buddy’s Automotive in Independence, MO. Call us at 816-252-0425 or visit us to get your car done right the first time.