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Hey St. Charles! Let's talk about one of our Missouri summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for St. Charles drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool.

Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked at Sparks Tire & Auto in St. Charles. 

When most St. Charles folks hear the words "air conditioning problems." it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's hard to repair.

What things can St. Charles drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?

A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can leak into the system. It doesn't work as well with air in it and water can cause rust that leads to damage of the car A/C components. Also, refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system and making it work harder to cool the air. Periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system so it cools better and lasts longer.

St. Charles drivers should run their air conditioner regularly, even during a Missouri winter, so that it lubricates itself and keeps the seals from drying out, which leads to leaks. Your owner's manual will have recommendations for how often to service your air conditioner. Of course, if it's not working right, now is the time to get it checked. The team at Sparks Tire & Auto in St. Charles can inspect and test your air conditioning and offer evacuation and recharge services. This helps you avoid repairs.

Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Parkway
St. Charles, Missouri 63303
636-946-5900