Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning System in San Bernardino, CA

Summer has arrived and now is the ideal time to get your Volkswagen’s air conditioning system ready for summer. The service professionals at Car Pros Volkswagen of San Bernardino are ready to help you get your vehicle ready to take on the warm summer weather with confidence. With the increased heat, it is important to give your air conditioner some extra attention with these tips on how to keep your air conditioner running smoothly.

  1. Being sure to run your air conditioner once per week for at least 10 minutes all year long. When doing this, turn your air conditioner to its highest fan speed and coolest setting.

  2. Use defrost mode for about five to ten minutes to help prevent mildew and clean out excessive moisture, which can lead to unsavory odors in your car.

  3. Use your vehicle’s air conditioner, even in winter. Another of your air conditioner’s primary functions, beyond cooling your vehicle, is to remove humidity from the cabin. This is especially useful to help remove fog from the windshield and improve visibility.

  4. If your air conditioner isn’t reaching the same cool temperatures , it is a good idea to have your system inspected every two years or so for a recharge of your air conditioning system. Ensure leaks in your air conditioning system and other necessary repairs are addressed, then refill refrigerant.

  5. Get a full air conditioning service completed on your vehicle

Schedule your air conditioner inspection at Car Pros Volkswagen of San Bernardino today. Come by and see us at 1600 S Camino Real, San Bernardino, CA 92408 or give us a call at (909) 380-8030. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM-6 PM and Saturdays 8 AM-5 PM. You can also check out our service specials page to find coupons on service maintenance.
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