Car air conditioning is a rather complex and delicate system, the maintenance of which in perfect working order is very important. Its cleaning can be partially done by yourself, but it is best to turn to an experienced car service. How often should you do it and why?
The most common reason for air conditioning cleaning is a foul smell from the vents when the vent is on. This is indirectly blamed on bacteria that have settled around the evaporator and have begun to actively multiply in a favorable environment. A few months after the bacteria begin to multiply, they begin to die and produce unpleasant odors in the interior of the car. The urgency of cleaning the air conditioning can be indicated by these signals:
It should be remembered that prolonged driving in such conditions is dangerous for health.
In addition, the air conditioner should be cleaned in the following situations:
You can find information about how often to clean your car’s air conditioning system in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If for some reason you don’t have this information, follow the general recommendations of professionals and perform a preventive cleaning once or twice a year. However, if you or your loved ones are prone to allergies, antibacterial air conditioning cleaning should be done more often.
In some cases, you need to consider how often you use your car and turn on the air conditioner in it, as well as the climate in your region and the characteristics of the roads you drive on. The most common time to clean your air conditioner is in the spring, before active use begins, or in the fall, after active use ends. However, you can do it at any time, as long as the temperature is right.
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