Does Your Car’s Air Conditioning Need Maintenance?
Your vehicle’s air conditioning (AC) system serves two main purposes: cool the air entering the cabin and remove moisture from the air to ensure passenger comfort. Via the defrost setting, it also helps eliminate the humidity that causes foggy windows. An AC system regularly relies on various parts to achieve these functions, including the compressor, condenser, evaporator, fan, receiver/dryer, accumulator, thermal expansion valve, and orifice tube. For a smooth-operating air conditioning unit, we suggest routinely maintaining it with thorough inspections at Knox Horizon Complete Auto Care in Knoxville, Tennessee. This will give our auto AC repair and maintenance team a chance to confirm if all components are in good condition or if one needs adjustment or replacement. Sometimes, an AC recharge will be needed, which is the process of adding more refrigerant to the system. In addition to maintenance, we recommend running the system for at least 10 minutes once a week (all year round), running the system on defrost for the same duration and frequency, keeping the grille at the bottom of the windshield clear of debris, and staying alert to potential problems and seeking auto AC repair service promptly.