You need your car air conditioning to work in the summer heat and humidity. It would be best to have your car AC checked during the early spring to ensure everything is working properly.
Kanuga Tire & Auto in Hendersonville, NC offers AC repair and services to keep you cool throughout the warmer months. For an appointment, call us at (828) 697-2860 or visit us at 432 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
A vehicle’s AC system is comprised of several parts, including:
Because of the many parts involved in making the AC system work, many things could go wrong. Compressors are the most common air conditioning repairs we see in Hendersonville, NC. When the compressor goes out, a certified AC mechanic must replace the accumulator or drier and the expansion block or orifice tube.
Refrigerant leaks are another common AC repair we see in our shop. Refrigerant is not visible to the naked eye, so it’s nearly impossible to find a leak without adding dye.
In some cases, we might see where the oil mixed with the refrigerant leaves residue on a hose, but you can’t count on that to locate the leak. Instead, we refill the system with refrigerant and a dye. Our auto technician then uses a special light to locate the leak and repair it.
You can reduce wear and tear on your vehicle’s air conditioning system by taking certain steps.
When you first get in the vehicle, open the windows and turn the air conditioning system on. Turn the recirculation button off. This will get the hot air out of the vehicle quicker.
During the summer, turn the recirculation button on once you get the initial blast of hot air out of the vehicle. This is because it takes much more to cool hot air.
If the recirculation button is off, the system brings the hot air from outside into the cabin. When you use the button, the air is cooler than the outside air and easier on the system. This way, the car AC doesn’t have to work as hard to cool the air.