The heating and cooling system within a vehicle does more than just keeping you at a comfortable temperature, although that’s important too! Without a good working system, keeping your windows clear will be almost impossible and blocked vents could prevent fresh, clean air from circulating the vehicle. That’s why you must keep on top of air conditioning maintenance.
Here’s all you need to know about the importance of vehicle air conditioning.
Makes long drives more comfortable
As a business that relies on a fleet of trucks, your drivers will be no stranger to long journeys. But, driving for miles with poor ventilation is dangerous and uncomfortable. If you’ve been getting reports of air conditioning problems, be sure to get them sorted as soon as you can. That way your drivers will be well prepared for their long drives, especially during warm weather.
Helps to defrost the windows
It’s important that your drivers are well prepared before they set off which includes making sure their visibility is perfect. Heating and cooling systems are essential for defrosting windshields and defogging the glass so the driver has a clear view of the road. However, if your air conditioning is not working to its full potential, clearing the glass can take much longer than needed which could set your drivers behind schedule.
It keeps clean air circulating
Did you know that smelly air conditioning could be a sign of bacteria and mould that has built up in the system? When bad-smelling air comes out of your system this is a clear sign that it needs to be recharged and serviced. Clean air will keep your drivers alert while driving, prevent them from breathing in dirty air and generally make the truck a much more pleasant vehicle.
How do you know if your air conditioning system needs to be serviced?
- There is a pool of water under the vehicle.
- You have noticed strange and unpleasant smells coming from the system.
- Your air conditioning is blowing out hot air.
- There is little to no air coming from the vents.
Your vehicle fleet requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to ensure that each truck is safe to drive. At Transcare, our professional team are on hand to help with services such as air conditioning repairs, bodywork, diagnostic testing and more. Operating across the Midlands, our mobile technicians will visit your site so looking after your fleet is easier than ever. Give us a call today or visit our website to find out more.