I recently travelled about 4 hours away to meet my sister because her kids were coming to my house to vacation for the summer.
- Now keep in mind that we live in the Northeast where Summers can be either very cold or very hot, so I wasn’t sure what to tell my sister the kids should bring with them.
I told her to pack the basics like shorts swimsuit and a few warmer outfits just to make sure. On the trip down I was able to leave the windows open in the car for the most part but as I got further south it got to be too warm so I roll up the windows to turn on the air-conditioning. I was not happy when all it was doing was spewing hot air and I knew that I would be in trouble for the rest of the trip. I had taken the car in to get an oil change and to check the tires before my trip but never thought to have them look at the HVAC system because I rarely use to the air-conditioning anyway. Now I was stuck miles from home in Todd humid weather with no air conditioning. The worst part of it was I knew that I was going to have to drive all the way back home with the same situation and my nephew’s in the car. Traveling that long of a distance with too cranky kids just was not my idea of fun so I made the decision to pull over at a local mechanics to see if it was something they could fix quickly. It turns out that I just needed the freon charge and it was such a relief to be back on the road and enjoying the nice cool air. I learned my lesson and from now on when I take my car in for a tune-up I will always make sure that they check the air conditioning just in case I need it.