A few remarkable ways to make sure that your air conditioning and battery are staying up to par as the years pass by.
There are a number of ways to improve the life of your vehicle, and sometimes it is your engine, other times it is your interior or exterior, but one thing that many car owners overlook are their air conditioning system and their battery.
Yes, it might be freezing cold out, but you need to really consider running your air conditioning often in the winter, just to keep the mechanisms for the AC to keep warm, and doing this will help stop the parts for AC from seizing up. Last thing you want to happen is for the dead heat of summer to hit, and you try to turn your AC on and discover for the first time it doesn’t work any longer. So check your AC often so if it does seize up or stop working you will know before you absolutely need it on those super-hot days’.
A lot of manufacturers will try to say your battery requires little to no maintenance, but that isn’t true. You need to really keep care of your battery, and you should look to having your battery power checked at your local dealership, like Stone’s. There they will check your battery, so you have a better understanding of when you are due to replace your battery. Last thing you need is waking up on cold morning, and your car won’t turn over.
1. Keep your battery case clean, dirt and grime are known to cause some current to drain from your battery, causing the life of the battery to decrease.
2. Clean the battery posts next, a brass wire brush with baking soda and water will do the trick.
3. Inspect the battery case and the battery itself for any damages that might reduce the current.
4. Then make sure you reinstall the battery correctly.
Once you have checked these two parts, you need to make sure you remember to do this a couple of times per year minimum. Neglecting your vehicle is the number one cause for accidents, and larger vehicle repair issues.
Jon has been an automotive enthusiast his entire life, and has worked with cars for the past ten years as a mechanic in Ohio. Since his retirement, Jon has chosen to share his passion for the automotive industry, by contributing to a number of automotive blogs in North America. He has also been a major supporter of the Go Green initiative for automakers.
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