Picture this: It’s a hot summer day. You slide into your car, which has been baking in the sun for several hours. Rather than sweat it out, you turn your car’s air conditioner on full blast – only to be met with a foul odor coming from your vents. Do you drop your car off with a service provider to get your vents refreshed? Although small, those maintenance costs can add up, taking money away from your summer vacation fund. Tuning up your car’s air conditioning system can remove foul odors, protect your engine, and maximize your fuel efficiency. However, performing vehicle maintenance on your own can be daunting. No matter your level of mechanical expertise, follow these steps to learn how to tune up the AC in your vehicle with the help of our Auto Germ & Odor Eliminator.
How to Tune Up the AC in Your Vehicle
Choose the SafeSpace Auto Germ & Odor Eliminator
Before tuning up your vehicle’s air conditioning system, you’ll need to equip yourself with a quality product to disinfect the system and combat any odors. Over-the-counter disinfectant products like Lysol may not do the trick if you have a serious odor in your auto vents. Save yourself the headache of multiple tune-ups and consider purchasing a disinfectant spray like our Auto Germ & Odor Eliminator. This product disinfects and fights mold, mildew, and other odor-causing nuisances in your auto vents. Plus, the bottle is small enough to fit in your glovebox in case you need to spritz on the go.
Option One: Dismantle Your System
There are a few ways to tune up your air conditioning system depending on your comfort level with mechanics. First, if you’re comfortable working beneath the hood of a car, you can fully dismantle the air conditioner to flush out any dirt, debris, mildew and germs by hand. If you choose to fully dismantle your system, make sure to take out all hoses, evaporators and other air conditioning parts. Wipe down each of the parts with a clean cloth, taking care to remove dirt and debris as you go. Finally, douse each part in the odor eliminator of your choice, allowing the product to dry before re-assembling and installing the system.
Option Two: Clean the System Without Dismantling It
If you’re not enthused about the idea of completing a do-it-yourself air conditioner removal, don’t fret. You can still remove foul odors and refresh your vehicle’s AC system without fully dismantling it. To perform an easy air conditioner tune-up, turn off your car and spray a liberal amount of the Auto Germ & Odor Eliminator into each of the air vents. You’ll want to make sure each vent has been thoroughly covered in the product. After spraying the product into the vents, turn your air conditioner system to fan mode. At that point, open your car windows, exit your vehicle, and allow the system to run for a full five minutes. This will allow the product to fully penetrate the vent system, removing any foul odors and dangerous bacteria that may be creeping around in your vehicle’s vents.
Tuning up your car’s air conditioner isn’t always at the top of a standard vehicle maintenance list. However, ridding your vehicle’s AC system of dust, debris, mold, and mildew can greatly improve the system’s function. A clean, well-functioning air conditioning system means that you’ll use gas more efficiently. Sounds like a major win, just in time for that summer road trip. Now that you know how to tune up the AC in your vehicle, take the next step to refresh your ride. If you’re ready to tune up the AC in your vehicle, order our SafeSpace Auto Germ & Odor Eliminator online now.