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3 Reasons Why Maintaining Your Car's Heater and A/C Systems is Essential

Missouri weather can be quite unpredictable and ever-changing. While the spring and fall seasons usually consist of mild temperatures, summers drag out and get hotter by the day and winters can get painfully cold. To ensure your drives are comfortable throughout the year, it is important to have a fully functional A/C and heating system. Keeping cool when it's hot and maintaining a toasty internal environment when it's freezing outside is not only pleasant, but it is also healthy to do so for both you and your car's engine. Regular maintenance needs to be carried out to ensure your car's A/C and heating systems remain in tip-top condition. Check out a few reasons why carrying out maintenance on your car's heater and A/C is important.

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1. Air Conditioning Helps Defog Windows

Warm, humid mornings can cause your car’s windows to fog up, creating a lack of visibility. A properly functioning air conditioning system will help defog your car's windshield by sucking the humidity from the ambient air.

2. The Heating System Keeps the Engine Cool

You might be wondering how the car's heating system will keep the engine cool. While it sounds a tad strange, this phenomenon is actually a big part of how your car runs and remains on the road. A lot of heat is produced during the engine's combustive processes and through the friction in its moving parts. Most of this heat is dissipated through the car's exhaust system. However, some heat still remains, which, if left unchecked, could lead to your engine overheating or breaking down entirely during sweltering hot summer days. Turning your car’s heater on can help transfer some of the heat from your engine into your car, cooling your engine and your vehicle running smoothly.

3. Heating And A/C Systems Can Help Keep You Healthy

When your mechanic is carrying out heating and air conditioning system maintenance, checking the status of your cabin air filter is part of their workflow process. This filter ensures the air you and your passengers breathe is free of exhaust fumes, dust, pollen, and bacteria. When your filter is clogged or dirty, you might experience this lack of maintenance through headaches, breathing problems, allergic reactions, or just a funny, musty smell. To avoid this and keep the air in your car clean and clear, regular heating and A/C system maintenance is essential.

Contact Custom Complete Automotive

Your car needs a well-functioning engine to ensure its reliability. Furthermore, you and your passengers need not suffer the unpleasantness of uneven heating and cooling. At Custom Complete Automotive, we can help keep your car’s heating and air conditioning systems running properly. To learn more about our heating and cooling services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our six convenient locations, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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