Lives are returning to a bit of normalcy as each state gradually reopens. Vehicles are being used more regularly as people are returning to their job sites, visiting loved ones, and other places as a result. To remain comfortable during the hot summer months, with us firmly in summer, people are relying on their vehicle’s air conditioner. There are many concerns that can arise and a vehicle overheating is one of them with constant use of the air conditioner. To we at Citywide Towing Service would like to share a few tips for maintaining the air conditioner to help prevent the vehicle from breaking down due to air conditioner problems.
Is it Bad to Start Your Car with the AC On?
The battery life can be potentially increased simply by turning the air conditioner after the vehicle is already running. The battery has to work harder to start your car if the air conditioner is already running. Give your vehicle a chance to warm up and help save on gas and battery power. A lot of vehicles to breakdown are the result of faulty batteries. Taking preventative steps to help avoid a breakdown is the most important thing to potentially help in keeping you safer on the road.
Inspection of Serpentine Belt for Wear & Tension
Keep the fan belt in good shape to avoid problems. Heat can be generated that counteracts the air conditioning unit from a damaged fan belt, or one that has slipped out of place. This heat will overheat the clutch for the air conditioner. The power steering pump and the alternator and other components can be affected by the fan belt not functioning. In addition to possibly getting in a wreck when any of these parts malfunction or become damaged you can run the risks of not only being stranded. Also, ensure the fan belt is checked when you have your vehicle checked so you can be safe on the road and help keep other motorists safe.
Check Coolant Levels
The coolant in your vehicle does what you may guess, does what the name suggests. It helps keep your car running to make certain all the different parts are kept cool. When you continue to drive your car on low coolant, the radiator damage can be the result. From improper cooling is another that stems from batteries. Coolant helps with a lot more, however. Be sure to have your mechanic tops off these levels when you take your vehicle in for tire rotation, oil change, or general inspection.
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No matter the reasons, should you find your vehicle has become incapacitated in the Greater Dallas, Texas area, you can rely on Citywide Towing Service for remarkable towing services. Our team of experienced professionals are readily available and armed with a well-maintained fleet of towing vehicles. Contact us as soon as possible and are drivers will get to your location as quickly as possible to offer our assistance and get you back on your way. We can provide a tow whether it is day or not and even on the weekend.