To help maintain the car's air conditioning system, it pays to run the system for a few minutes at least once a week - no matter how hot the temperature may be.


This ensures that the various hoses, valves and pumps throughout the system are well lubricated. Whenever you service the car, ask the mechanic to check the coolant level and water it if necessary. The air conditioner is not always included in a standard book record service, so it can be easily overlooked. It is good practice to get a full air conditioning service at least once a year.


Try to do this before the warmer months start, as this will ensure that you are not surprised by a sudden surge of heat early in the season. By maintaining a healthy state for the air conditioning of your car an air conditioning system can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and fungi. This is particularly important for anyone suffering from asthma or allergies.


The A1 Car Service mechanic can provide information about special sanitizing treatments that can help remove these contaminants. These treatments are designed to protect you and your passengers and also help remove the odor of mildew that may be evident in the air-conditioning vents.