Air Conditioning System Maintenance Tips for Your Mercury Bobcat
The air conditioning system is usually one of the most neglected components when it comes to car maintenance. Why? Because contrary to the other parts of a vehicle like the engine system, it doesn't really have significant value performance-wise. But that doesn't mean that you should not pay attention to your air conditioning system anymore. Your comfort while driving your Mercury Bobcat depends on your air conditioning system, especially during summer when the sun is at its most ferocious state. It doesn't need to be expensive or troublesome; keeping your A/C system in good condition could be done even just by following these simple ways:
- Replenish the A/C system with the right amount of refrigerant.
Of course, your air conditioning system is going to need some juice in order to give off cold air, and that juice is the refrigerant. And like the other car fluids of your car, the refrigerant also diminishes and gets contaminated in time. So make sure that your air conditioning system has ample amount of coolant and does not dry up. Because if you're going to use the A/C system when in fact the refrigerant is already below the prescribed level, then you're just putting your A/C system at risk of malfunctioning. So replenish the refrigerant regularly and remember to flush it all out from time to time to get rid of contaminants.
Whether it's a covered parking garage or a shade under a tree, it's better for your air conditioning system if you keep your car covered and shielded from the sun's glaring heat. Why? Because if you just let your car be exposed, then using your A/C for the first time after leaving your car idle would require a lot of effort on your air conditioning system just to cool down your cabin. So to avoid unnecessary strain on the A/C, make sure that you don't let your car be exposed to too much heat.
The condition of your cabin affects your A/C system. How? If your cabin is not well-kept or is full of dirt, then chances are, these contaminants will get sucked and accumulate inside the air conditioning system. So if you want to avoid an expensive A/C repair job, make sure to maintain a clean cabin and keep tabs on your air filter as well. If the cabin air filter has already become too filthy from all the dirt and debris it has collected, then replace it immediately to avoid those contaminants from being sucked into the A/C system.
- Open the windows and doors before using the A/C.
Make it a habit to open your car windows and doors before turning the A/C on. That way, the hot air inside your car is released first and would make cooling the cabin a lot easier. This practice will help the air conditioning system avoid unnecessary strain and will enable it to cool your car at once instead of getting rid of the hot air first.