It’s time to organize and tidy up your car for spring cleaning. After months of ignoring your air conditioner, the arrival of warmer weather will have you reaching for the AC every time you get in the car. If you notice a foul odor coming from your vehicle’s AC, take it in to Wiesner of Huntsville for expert service from trained technicians.
A dirty cabin filter clogged with dust and bacteria will lead to a sour stench. Simply replacing the filter should eliminate the smell and get your AC back on track.
If turning on your air conditioner causes a fragrant mildew aroma to waft throughout your car, it could be due to the under-the-hood air intake vent being clogged with dust and wet debris, which over time will grow mold and mildew if not replaced.
Leaking refrigerant out of your AC evaporator is a common cause of a chemical-like aroma emitting from your AC. The refrigerant’s sticky oil will trap debris, dirt, and dust onto the evaporator fins, which will limit airflow. If your fan is blowing but no cool air is coming out, leaking refrigerant is likely your problem.
A maple syrup smell is a common indication that your heater core sprung a leak. Don’t be fooled by the sweet scent; bring your car in for service at your earliest convenience.
If the heat of summer is keeping you and your family indoors, making your own at-home fun is only a recycling bin away. From your friends at Wiesner of Huntsville, here are some creative ways you and the kids can use common recycling to make your own cars, planes, and boats to take on an imaginary indoor adventure.
Toilet paper tubes
Instead of throwing away that bin of cardboard tubes, put them to good use by using them for crafts. With a little paint, some markers, a few stickers, and some wheels made from applesauce pouch lids, your kids can create their own paper-tube roadsters and race them through the living room.
A cereal box, or other tall food boxes, easily converts into a dashing double-decker bus for a trip around an imaginary city. And it’s big enough for action figures and other toys to fit into, allowing for all kinds of adventures.
To make an airplane, all your family has to do is gather up some clothespins and Popsicle sticks. The clothespins make up the body and the sticks make up the wings and propeller. With a little glue, you’ll be flying in no time.
Sail the high seas with a ship made from egg cartons. Create masts by poking straws into the carton and gluing paper to the straws to create colorful sails. Best of all, this boat will really float in a bathtub or sink.
A little construction paper on shoe boxes and you have the cars of a train. Tie them together with some string and the kids can take their stuffed animals for a spin.
We hope you and your family have a fun summer. And if your real car is in need of some not-so-imaginary maintenance, be sure to bring it to Wiesner of Huntsville for a checkup.