It’s Not Too Late for an AC System Check

Summer is here, and if you haven’t had your vehicle’s air-conditioning system checked, now is the perfect time to do so. We still have a couple of hot months before fall, and Techway Automotive can give your vehicle’s AC the once-over to make sure it’s operating at its best. Why is this important? You’d be surprised what overheating can do to you and your passengers.

Kids Overheat Easily

You’re older and stronger. Babies, toddlers, and young children cannot take the heat as well as you can. Aside from the headache, you’ll get listening to the kids whine about how hot it is in the car. Your younger passengers can also get sick. Summer equals play to children, so oftentimes the kids get into the vehicle to go home after a day in the park, at the pool or playing sports. If they don’t cool down, they can suffer from heat-related illness, including heatstroke, leading to death.

Elderly People and Pets

The same holds for elderly people, those who suffer from medical conditions, and your pets. Every summer, you hear tragic stories of animals perishing in hot cars. The best rule of thumb when the mercury rises is to leave your pets at home. Cars quickly get well over 150 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and your animal will suffer and die if left inside the vehicle. Those who are ill or elderly can also suffer quickly in a hot car, so it’s important to keep the vehicle cool with an operating AC.

You Can Get Sick, Too

Finally, as the driver, you are responsible for getting where you need to go safely and remaining alert behind the wheel. Heat causes drowsiness, which is why you fall asleep when you’re sunbathing at the lake or the beach. The hotter it is in the car, truck, CUV, or SUV, the more tired you will get. You need to stay cool, as well, to ensure you don’t get sluggish and compromise your motor skills. You also need to stay cool to stay healthy yourself. Heatstroke is a serious illness.

Bring your vehicle into Techway Automotive for an AC system service. Contact either our Dothan, AL, or our Blakely, GA, shop. We will inspect your vehicle’s AC system to make sure everything is operating as it should be. If the system needs charging or repair, we will make sure you and your passengers stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

Written by Developer Autoshop