BROADVIEW, IL, March 27, 2012 – The worst is over, we’re thinking. With winter officially behind us, we need only look to warmer days ahead. Not so for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
The dog days of summer can be tough on vehicles as high temperatures can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council.
A simple driveway inspection can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the inconvenience of a roadside breakdown, according to the Car Care Council.
Check your owner’s manual to see if your car has a cabin air filter.
If the answer is yes you may want to make a note to check with your service professional to see if it should be replaced. This is especially true if you suffer from asthma, allergies or live in a dry and dusty environment.
There are two basic types of cabin air filters
1. The more popular particulate type, which is designed to remove particles above a
2. The dual-function which has an activated charcoal layer on one side to trap odors.
Air conditioner odor complaints are a common consumer problem. Why?
A/C system odors typically result from uncontrolled growth of bacteria and other microorganisms in the evaporator part. Nasty little beasts like aspergillus, cladesporium and penicillium grow on cooling coils and other areas. How do these beasts get there?
They are naturally present in outdoor air and are drawn into the system through the evaporator during system operation.
Temperatures over 90 degrees and high humidity can challenge your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Here are some easy tips to keep you and your passengers cool on the road.
Few motorists know that the air conditioner in their vehicle has been a focus of worldwide environmental concerns and international efforts to address those concerns for several decades, or that they can play a major role in protecting the environment through their choices.
The same refrigerant, CFC-12 or R-12, was used in mobile air conditioning for more than 50 years, through the mid-‘90s. Inexpensive and thought to be environmentally benign, R-12 refrigerant was routinely released to the atmosphere through leaking systems or simply vented prior to system service and repair.
When your car’s air conditioning fails, it can be more than a nuisance—it can become a health and safety matter.
Most of us first notice an air conditioning problem when the car gets hot and muggy. But those with allergies can be quickly exposed to irritants when the windows are rolled down. A cool passenger cabin has also been cited as a factor in keeping the driver alert.
Fight skyrocketing gas prices by taking control of your vehicle's unnecessary fuel consumption, advises the Car Care Council. Consumers can add miles to every gallon they pump by following a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps with their car, SUV, minivan or pickup truck.
Your car’s air conditioning system uses a chemical refrigerant under pressure to make the interior cool. MACS Worldwide wants you to know about the environmental damage chemical refrigerants can create when the system is not serviced properly. Proper handling of these chemicals can help the environment and save you money.