Auto AC Services

Contrary to popular belief, your vehicle’s air conditioning system does not produce cold air. The ac system actually takes both the heat and moisture out of your car’s air, leaving behind much cooler air.

This is accomplished by understanding how the gas (freon/refrigerant) works. Your air conditioning system contains a compressor that puts the freon/refrigerant into a high pressure state, pushing it through the condenser, which causes it to liquify when it removes the heat from the freon/refrigerant.

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The freon/refrigerant then flows into the low pressure side of the ac system to the expansion valve, where it is restricted and becomes gaseous. This gas then flows into a receiver accumulator/dryer that collects and removes unwanted moisture and impurities. 

The now clean gaseous freon/refrigerant flows into the evaporator, where the gaseous freon/refrigerant is now able to absorb the heat passing through the evaporators fins, leaving behind cooler air. This cooler air is finally blown into the car’s cabin for you and your passengers to enjoy. 


When should I service my vehicle’s AC?

  • When you notice the air isn’t getting as cool.
  • The air flowing into the cabin becomes restricted or stops blowing all together.
  • You hear a noise when the ac system is running.
  • And any other problems you notice or question.

Tip: The freon/refrigerant is under such extreme pressure, that the size of a leak would be an extremely tiny pin hole in size. Anything larger and the freon/refrigerant is completely lost.

 

What does an AC service include?

  • For vehicle’s with a standard R-12 air conditioning system:
    • Quick charge/recharge and leak check
    • 1lb of freon
    • Additional needed parts or repairs not included. 
    • If your AC problem is more than a leak or recharge, then an additional diagnostic charge may be required.
  • For vehicle’s requiring the R-1234YF Service:
    • Quick charge and leak check
    • $10 per ounce
    • Additional needed parts or repairs not included. 
    • If your AC problem is more than a leak or recharge, then an additional diagnostic charge may be required.

 

What are the benefits?

  • #1 is comfort! Plus if you’re too warm, it can also increase the risk of drowsy driving.
  • It’s cheaper to be proactively maintaining your vehicle’s air conditioning system than to pay for costly repairs when a problem arises.