Summer is full on and like most people, we are spending lots of time either on the river, at the beach, in a pool or under a sprinkler in the backyard. With all this vitamin D, we are doing everything we can to keep our little mermaid safe and protect her from harmful sun rays and the heat. We lather up, we reapply, we hydrate and we cover up with water shirts etc as needed, all while having a blast! We hope you are doing the same!
Just like we protect our bodies from the sun and heat, your car may need some help as well. High temperatures in sunny Florida are torture on your cars AC and Cooling systems. Most vehicles AC will get them 30-40 degrees cooler than outside temperatures. Though that might not seem enough, 70 degrees while sitting in traffic is WAY cooler than 100 degrees! The good news is that once the vehicle gets moving and more air is moved across your condenser, you should get another 5-10 degrees cooler.
Same thing for your engine. Your Cooling fans are working overtime to move air and once you start driving the wind across your radiator starts contributing immediately.
Note: Overheating engines (in most cars) will affect your AC. We’ve seen many AC check outs develop into an underlying Cooling system issue. Cars that ‘just need’ a refrigerant top off, usually have a small leak somewhere, and sometimes they are hard to find. So it's important to get these checked out by a professional to save you both time and money in expensive repairs.
We offer both AC and Coolant services and repairs and even have some coupons floating around to help out. We offer facts and advice to plan and navigate the repairs.
Stay cool this Summer...Until next time.