Using Manufactures Parts We Can Keep Your Vehicles Warranty Saving You Money & Time!
Vehicles Air Conditioning
First: Avoid the temptation to service your own AC. Environmental regulations must be followed, and specialized equipment is required to service an air conditioner correctly. The DIY recharge kits found at auto parts stores may help in the short term, but improper service could damage the system or mask a serious problem, leading to a more expensive repair.
Manufacturers recommend that your air con is recharged every 2 years. As your vehicles air conditioner is not checked as part of your NCT or CVRT test and re gassing is not typically included in your Service, it is important to make sure that you include recharging as part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine.
For an AC system to work, it needs a gas or liquid substance called refrigerant (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars). Over time, refrigerant can leak from the AC system through seals. If the AC does not have enough refrigerant, it will not blow cold air.
It is common for refrigerant to leak. If the AC is not as cold as you expect, then it is probably a good time to have the mechanic look at it. Lack of proper cold air can be an indication of other problems with AC (fan not working, AC compressor not working, etc.).
In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, in addition to not getting any cold air, the entire temperature regulation can be thrown off.