Sometimes the heating and/or air conditioning in your car can go out and it really doesn’t matter. For instance, when it’s a cool spring morning or a warm fall evening, who really cares if it’s a little cold or a little warm? It’s not really going to affect you in any way.
But the winters can be incredibly cold here in Wayne, and the summer can be scorching. Record temperatures in New Jersey range from 110 degrees Fahrenheit all the way down to -34. That’s not something to mess around with. Here are some ways to make yourself more comfortable (and to keep you healthier) by having the air conditioning or heater in your car checked out.
Fix Your Car’s Air Conditioning
Keep Those Windows Closed
On some hot days you’ll want the windows down and the fresh air coming in. But have you ever driven past a rendering plant or cow pasture and just wished you could skip that part of the trip? When you have the air conditioning on (and the “recirculate air” button on your dash depressed) you’ll be able to survive the experience much more easily, and you’ll be cooler and more comfortable at the same time.
Whether you’re heading to work or heading out on a date, you don’t want to be sweaty when you get there. It’s not what your boss wants, it’s not what your date wants, and it’s only going to cause you grief. Stay as cool as possible with an air conditioner recharge from Elite Automotive Repair.
Just Keep Yourself Happy
You know when people get cranky? When they’re too hot. No matter where you’re heading in your car, you’re simply going to be in a better mood when you get there if you’ve had your air conditioner running and it’s too hot outside. This is no small reason to get your AC recharged; being in a better mood can prevent you from saying the wrong thing to friends. family, and coworkers.
Fix Your Car’s Heater
One of the reasons that so many people get sick during the winter is that we stay indoors and are in closer proximity to each other. So if you’re in a car with someone who’s coughing uncontrollably, you might actually want to roll the windows down a little!
But if you’re carpooling with someone healthy or are driving alone, you’ll want to be warm in your car. A recent study by Akiko Iwasaki, a professor of immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, notes “It has been long known that the rhinovirus replicates better at the cooler temperature, around 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit), compared to the core body temperature of 37 Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).” But they’re also finding out that the body actually is worse at fighting off infection the colder you are, making it a one-two punch toward getting sick! Keep your body’s core temperature up by getting heater repair!
Stay Warm In An Emergency
If you’re in an accident and are stuck by the side of the road, the temperature in your vehicle won’t stay warm for long once your vehicle is turned off. While it might be a short time, starting from a warm temperature is always better, so if you’ve been telling yourself “I only have a 15 minute drive to work, I can take a broken car heater,” why not go ahead and get it taken care of before you’re stuck longer than you think you’ll be?
When it comes to repairing car heaters and AC recharges, the fix might be easier and cheaper than you think. Why not contact Elite Automotive Repair to see just what we can do for your car’s climate…you’ll be glad you did when the extreme weather gets here!