It may surprise you to hear that your air conditioning system requires maintenance and attention just like any other part of your vehicle. Over time it can become contaminated with micro-organisms which can then be blown into the passenger compartment, causing unpleasant odours and potentially triggering allergies.
Performing regular maintenance to your vehicle’s air conditioning will help reduce the risk of major components failing. There is potential for components to fail due to a lack of inner lubrication and moisture control. The system can also leak refrigerant gas over time, causing the air conditioning to run inefficiently. This in turn makes the compressor work harder and increases the overall fuel consumption of your car. Humidity levels can also be affected by a poor performing system and this can lead to misting up of windows, driver fatigue and a reduction in visibility.