Do you remember a time when air conditioning was considered a luxury rather than a necessity in automobiles? We do, and we are so thankful that nearly every car, truck, or SUV driven off the lot these days has air conditioning. We can get pretty toasty here in Johnstown, OH, in the summer, and now is the time to have your vehicle’s AC serviced at Stringer Auto Repair, LLC, to ensure it works all summer long. Here are three reasons why this is important.
Hot Kids Equal Headaches
The hotter your kids get in the back seat the more they whine. Do you suffer from whine-induced migraines? Most moms and dads do at some point in their day. Keeping the kids cool not only reduces their fussiness it also keeps them healthy. Kids are active, even in the summer, and the hotter they get the more chance they have of succumbing to heat stroke or other heat-related illnesses. Cool your kids off with plenty of water and a cool car, truck, or SUV in which to ride.
You Need to Be Comfortable, Too
Did you know that getting too hot can make you drowsy, which also makes you dangerous behind the wheel? Tired driving is akin to drunk driving, so driver comfort in some respects is more important than passenger comfort because when you are cool and comfortable you are also alert. Heat stroke symptoms include confusion and loss of motor skill function. Your vehicle’s AC helps to keep your body temperature normal so you drive at your best no matter how hot it is outside.
High-Risk Individuals Must Stay Cool
Finally, babies, toddlers, senior citizens, and those who are ill must remain cool during the summer. Overheating can make them sick and even kill them quicker than strong and healthy individuals. If you have a little one or ones or drive your elderly parent around town, your AC is crucial to their well-being. When it comes to pets and summer drives, don’t do it at all. Leave the pets at home unless you have to take them to the vet. A pet in a hot car equals death. Period.
Stringer Auto Repair, LLC, in Johnstown, OH, would be happy to service your vehicle’s air conditioner to make sure it’s ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. Call us today to set up an appointment. We’ll also check your engine coolant and oil.