Have you noticed that road rage incidents increase as temperatures soar?
When Seattle gets hot and humid, commute time can become cranky quickly unless the air conditioning unit in every car is working at peak efficiency. Sadly, this is rarely the case. In many states in the southwest 80% of vehicle owners rely on dependable a/c to keep them safe, comfortable and alive during Arizona-style desert commutes. But most Seattle vehicles don’t have a/c. And those that do don’t always keep it in proper working order; they need air conditioning repair. In fact, some estimates indicate that only about 20% of western Washington cars have air conditioning. That’s just one in five vehicles on the road right now. (They’re the ones with their windows rolled up during scorching summer and fall days.)
The good news is that when you have air conditioning in your car, you don’t have to become one of the killjoys on the roads around Seattle—or anywhere else you travel. Instead, while others are performing their incomparable Incredible Hulk impersonations in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic, you can remain your usual, mild-mannered self as you while away the minutes enjoying cool, calming car air conditioning and the music or conversation of your favorite radio station.
At Chuck’s Auto Repair, we can (and should!) inspect your car’s air conditioning at least annually. This is especially important before you head out on a long trip. Having Chuck's do your air conditioning repair or service will keep you comfortable even during the hottest days in eastern Washington or the Mojave Desert.
If your car’s air conditioning smells a little “off”—anything less than pure, pristine and Pacific Northwest, evergreen perfect—be sure to stop by our North Seattle or Shoreline locations for a checkup. Air conditioning units that grow mold can be unhealthy, and air conditioning that smells bad is no fun at all, whether it’s dangerous or not.
Air conditioning system is also important for your vehicle's defrost mode. The defrost mode engages the air conditioning system to help defrost the windshield more quickly. It keeps outdoor moisture from coming inside your car while the system is drying and defrosting your windshield.
If you have any concerns at all about your car’s air conditioning, please call Chuck’s at your earliest convenience. We’ll be happy to check it out for you.
My car’s air conditioning stopped working last week on one of the hottest days of the summer – of course! Found Chucks Auto Repair on Yelp and decided to give them my business. Called to see when they could fit me in and they got my car in that same day! They did an air conditioning service to my car and found that the air compressor was leaking. They were able to replace that and get me back on the road. So nice to have my air conditioning working again in my car! Thanks Chucks!