Facing the problem of a failing air conditioner is a nightmare to most vehicle owners. There are instances when you want to regulate the air in your car but can't do so because your AC is not working. Below are some of the things you can do to solve your auto air conditioning problems.

Ensure You Switch on Your AC at Least Once per Week

There are seasons or instances where you go for weeks without switching on your vehicle's air conditioner. If you don't use your car often, this may be a common scenario. However, it's important to keep the valves, pumps and hoses well lubricated by allowing your car's AC to run for some minutes every week.

Avoid Odd Smells by Using Anti-Bacterial Treatment

Most vehicle users don't know what causes odd smells in a car. In some cases, these unpleasant smells come from bacteria buildups in a vehicle's air conditioning system. The likely cause of this bacterial buildup is infrequent use of the AC or the car becoming old. Failure to maintain your AC means that there's the possibility of mold, fungi, bacteria and micro-organisms growing behind the dash panel of the system's evaporator. This buildup is what causes bad odour. The best solution is to destroy the bacteria using anti-bacterial treatment. This treatment involves injecting a foam residue into the pollen filter chamber and venting system of the air conditioner. The air coming from the venting system will be clean and fresh when this is done.

Avoid the Strange Noises from Your AC

The most common cause of air conditioner noises is the failing of the air conditioning pump, also known as the compressor. Have a qualified mechanic check your AC system to identify whether your compressor needs to be replaced or whether there are some adjustments that could be made.

Make Cooling Easy by First Opening the Car Windows

You may think that your AC has a problem when it takes too long to cool your car. This is not always the case because the presence of too much hot air means that more cooling is required. To solve this problem, especially on a hot day, lower the windows before switching on your AC. This will allow the hot air in your car to escape and allow fresh air to recirculate. If you drive for a few minutes with your windows open, cooler air will replace the hot air.

Make sure your mechanic checks the car's refrigerant levels whenever you take your car for servicing. This should be done as a routine even if there is no visible problem on your AC.