Signs that your vehicle may have a malfunctioning air conditioning system include:
Your air conditioner blows only hot air from the vents
The air conditioner blows cold only sporadically
There are noises when you run your air conditioner
Conditioning Service begins with our state-of-the-art air conditioning system diagnostic test. This diagnosis
Inspection of the air conditioning compressor drive belt for cracks or damage
Inspection of all air conditioning-related components for leaks or damage
A check for proper operation of the air conditioning compressor and other components prior to
Testing lines, hoses, seals and other system components for leaks
Depending on the results of the diagnosis, the system is then serviced only as required to ensure proper operation,
which might include:
Evacuating refrigerant from the system
Recharging the system using the appropriate refrigerant to the exact system capacity according to
the vehicle manufacturerís specifications
Performing any necessary service on compressor, evaporator, condenser and electrical controls
Rechecking the system to ensure proper operation.
While your vehicle is at the center, a certified mechanic will also perform a Multi-Point
Inspection to safeguard that all of the major systems in your car, truck or SUV are in good working order.
Air Conditioning Service/Repair
vehicle a/c systems can lose 5% of their refrigerant per year
causing the system to become inefficient. Another thing to remember
is the a/c system is used all year long, every time the defroster is
used the a/c system is activated to assist in removing the moisture
from inside the vehicle which can defog windows much faster than non
a/c equipped vehicles. It is recommended that modern a/c systems be
tested annually to assure peak performance. Schedule an appointment
with one of our factory trained professionals and let us make sure
youíre a/c system is running efficiently. We have the latest
equipment available to diagnose the computerized components, as well
as to service all the different systems including the newer systems
on hybrid and electric vehicles. Below is a brief explanation of the
major components that make these a/c systems work so well:
The compressor is a belt-driven device that compresses refrigerant
gas and transfers it into the condenser. The compressor is the core
of your vehicle's air conditioning system.
The condenser's primary function is to cool the refrigerator. The
condenser dissipates heat released by compressed gases and condenses
them into high pressure liquids.
The receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage
receptacle for the refrigerant; also known as a drier because it
absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out harmful debris
and acids. You should change your drier every 3-4 years to ensure
quality filtration and prevent any chemical damage.
Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve:
The orifice tube (also known as the expansion valve) is a
controlling mechanism that regulates refrigerant flow throughout the
system. It also converts high pressure liquid refrigerant (from the
condenser) into low pressure liquid, so that it can enter the
The evaporator removes heat from the inside of your vehicle. The
evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil
and change into a vapor. When this occurs, the vapor leaves the
evaporator through the compressor, cooling your car and reducing
humidity. The evaporator houses the most refrigerant in the heat
transfer process and harmful acids can corrode it. This corrosion
typically damages the evaporator beyond repair.
A NAPA SERVICE ASSISTANT ARTICLE
Ever get musky odors coming from your car's air vents? It's fairly
common for Englewood Florida drivers. Moisture can accumulate in the
air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew,
fungus and bacteria to grow.
Disinfecting and deodorizing is a process. Depending on how bad the
problem is, there are a couple of approaches Xpertech Auto Repair
Inc. may take to get rid of the unwanted smells. For mild situations
(especially on newer vehicles), a special deodorizing disinfectant
is introduced into the ventilation system. This may be an aerosol or
a mist application.
The treatment kills the offending organisms and deodorizes the
system. Sometimes in older vehicles, a good deal of mildew or other
microorganisms can grow on the air conditioning evaporator which is
housed in the heating/air conditioning air blend box behind the
dashboard. In cases like this, Xpertech Auto Repair Inc. fills the
blend box with disinfecting foam that can eliminate stubborn
organisms and return a fresh, clean scent. In all of this, don't
forget your cabin air filter. This is the filter that cleans the air
coming into the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
Englewood Florida residents can replace the cabin air filter to
eliminate unpleasant odors. It is the first line of defense for
Englewood FL residents. Changing the cabin air filter as needed can
actually prevent further contamination problems downstream. If you
are experiencing any unusual odors, sounds, vibrations, etc., talk
with your friendly and knowledgeable Xpertech Auto Repair Inc.
service advisor. He can recommend the next steps to discover what
the problem is and what it will take to set it right.
Give us a call.
Xpertech Auto Repair Inc.
101 N McCall Rd., Englewood, Florida 34223