Is it Time for Your Car’s A/C to be Services in Colorado Springs?
Summer heat making you sweat? It doesn’t have to be that way!
Maybe it is time to have your vehicle air conditioning (A/C) system serviced. You may be thinking you can make it through the rest of the summer, and just wait for the weather to get cooler. However, your A/C system, specifically the evaporator, is also responsible for removing the humidity from the air, which defrosts your window and allows you to see clearly in the winter. You may as well have it repaired sooner rather than later and enjoy the cool air this summer.
Common problems with air conditioning can be as simple as a blown fuse, dirty cabin filter, or low refrigerant level. These issues usually are relatively easy and inexpensive to repair or replace.
Or the problem could be more complex, and may involve replacement of a compressor, condenser, evaporator or other critical component. Pinpointing the exact problem, and/or the location of a leak will save you money in the long run by identifying and repairing the specific problem.
How Does Your Car’s A/C System Work?
Your car’s air conditioning system is complex, and works primarily by removing and dissipating hot air in the condenser stage, similar to your radiator. Then the evaporator further absorbs heat, while the fan blows air over the evaporator coil, producing cold air in the passenger compartment. This process is dependent on having an adequate amount of fluid, or refrigerant, in the system.
If there are low levels of refrigerant, the air conditioning system will not be able to cool the air effectively. Loss of refrigerant is generally caused by a leak somewhere in the system, which needs to be identified and repaired, so that you do not continue to lose fluid.
The process of “evacuating and recharging” your A/C system involves draining the fluid (refrigerant), removing impurities and deposits from the old refrigerant, and then restoring the refrigerant level to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks can be repaired at that time. If the leak is difficult to locate, a dye can be added to the fluid to leave a “rabbit trail” that will help the technician find the leak at a later date.
When to Bring Your Car into Honest Accurate Auto
If you notice that your air conditioning system is not as cold as it used to be, or if the volume of air blowing from the vents is decreased, it can be restored to its previous condition. If you are not sure if your car’s A/C is cooling properly, feel free to stop by Honest Accurate Auto at anytime for a complimentary “vent temperature check”.
Don’t go through the rest of the summer “hot and bothered” – let us help you chill out! For auto air conditioning repair, contact Honest Accurate Auto today.