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Friday: 7am – 5pm

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Checking the Air Conditioner

by | May 17, 2018 | Air conditioner, Car Care Tips, Cool temperature, General Car Maintenance

air conditioner

When the air conditioner is working properly, it is great. When it is not, it will start blowing warm, stale air into your vehicle. If your air conditioner is blowing warm air, or just not working properly, it is best to schedule an appointment with us. We can inspect and repair it for you.

Refrigerant Leak

A refrigerant leak is unique in the sense that refrigerant evaporates instantly into a gas once it isn’t under the pressure of your closed loop system. They are sealed and therefore don’t require refrigerant top-off’s. If the refrigerant level is low then there is a leak that needs to be addressed. Leaks in your air conditioner do not result in the normal tell tale puddles of fluid under your vehicle like those of an oil or antifreeze leak. A refrigerant leak can also occur in the air conditioning compressor, condenser, or evaporator.

Compressor Issues

The compressor is the main component of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Its function is to circulate refrigerant through a series of stages that allow it to remove heat from your vehicles cabin. Similar to many other car parts, the compressor can wear out over time. Due to its complicated design, compressor failure can be attributed to contamination or other failed parts within the system.

Other Problems

The air conditioning system in your car has a maze of wires complete with fuses, relays and pressure switches. These work in unison to provide safe operation under normal operating conditions. If one of these electrical components fail due to age or defect, the system is designed to shut itself down to prevent damage to itself or unsafe conditions for the operator.

They are also not the only reasons why the system might fail. Anytime you notice an issue, be sure to contact us. We can inspect the vehicle and the air conditioning system of your vehicle. By doing so, it can help you to stay cool and comfortable. Even if you start to notice the air is not as cool as it used to be, contact us. We can check the air conditioner, and recharge it.