Signs Your Car is About to Die

Hello, my name is Roy. For many years, I drove a 1976 Ford estate car around Sydney. The car had belonged to my grandpa. It was passed down to me when I had just passed my driving test at the age of 18. That was in 1986 and the car was already in a pretty bad condition then. Fast forward to 2006 and I was now aged 38 and still driving the same car around. Sometimes the car wouldn't start, white smoke came out of the exhaust and the gearbox made a terrible sound. I did my best to patch it up, but eventually, I had to scrap the car and buy a new one. I decided to start a blog to encourage others to service their cars.

Why Your Car Air Conditioning Needs A Semi-Regular Service


While most people take their cars in for regular servicing, and while sometimes that involves checking the air conditioning, the vast majority of people do not keep up with the needs of their AC through a specific service. While this may not immediately affect your car, over the course of several years, it will begin to become a problem that can cost you far more than just a single service. If you want to keep enjoying your car's air conditioning without it losing power or becoming worse over time, then here are a few reasons why you should take it to a car air conditioning service every once in a while.

Leaky Seals

One issue with air conditioning that is not picked up in a general service is with the seals on your air conditioning system. If these seals become loose over time, as they are prone to do due to the jolting of the car, then it will mean your air conditioning is not running very efficiently at all. In fact, it can lead to a far hotter cabin than you are comfortable with in summer and vice versa in the wintertime. These loose seals are very simple to replace or even just tighten, and they should be checked during a regular car air conditioning service.

Loss Of Coolant

Coolant is the liquid used in your car air conditioning (and in your car engine/radiator) to transfer temperature changes and regulate your car's temperature. It is one of the most essential components of your car's air conditioning. Unfortunately, it can get spoiled or old or find its way through a hole, causing a loss in coolant efficiency over the course of your car's life. Your coolant in your engine is more regularly checked than the coolant in your air conditioning, and for good reason, but that doesn't mean that you should suffer due to a lesser number of inspections. 

Filters Getting Dirty

Just like in your home air conditioning, your car air conditioning has filters that protect you from all the muck and grease of the outside world. The problem is your car comes into contact with a lot more of this, which means it should be cleaned out more regularly, but it isn't. Sometimes, if you are lucky, they might be replaced during a regular car service, but most of the time, it is your responsibility to have them cleaned and replaced, leading to many people forgetting about this problem until it gets horrifically bad. 


9 March 2021