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ON NEWER VEHICLES
Is your air-conditioning working properly in your vehicle?
It is recommended that you should recharge your air conditioning system every 2 years with gas and lubricant to keep it running efficiently. This is not included as part of a routine car service and so it can often be overlooked.
If your car is more than 2 years old it is more than likely due a recharge.
Our re-gas service ensures that your air conditioning system is working efficiently by testing the gas pressure to see if it has dropped. A drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency.
A vehicle’s air conditioning system does not create cold air. It actually takes the heat and moisture out of the air that is already in your car, leaving behind cooler air.
The compressor initiates the high-side of the system where it is compresses the refrigerant into a high-pressure state causing the refrigerant to liquefy. It travels through the high-pressure lines to the condenser.
The condenser which is similar to a small radiator, puts the liquid in contact with fresh air on the outside of the vehicle, which absorbs the heat from the liquid. It then flows into the expansion valve or orifice tube where it is restricted and becomes gas into the low-pressure side of the a/c system.
Then it flows into the receiver dryer/accumulator that contains a desiccant bag to remove and collect unwanted moisture/water and impurities.
The clean gas/refrigerant then travels through the tubing into the evaporator(that is usually located in the passenger compartment of the dash). Refrigerant in its gas state is now able to absorb heat from the air passing through the evaporator fins, leaving behind the cooler air. Fans blow this cooler dry air into the car’s cabin. The refrigerant travels back to the compressor in the suction hose of the a/c system to get compressed back into the high-pressure gas and begin the process again.
The refrigerant also carries dispersed oil that helps to keep the air-conditioning compressor lubricated while operating. Refrigerant staying charged or in a full state is crucial to the proper operation and lubrication of the a/c compressor.
If the Refrigerant level gets low, the a/c system can still operate, even though it may loose some of it’s cooling effect, or it can shorten the cycle of operation, and it can cause damage due to the compressor not being properly lubricated while operating. Checking pressures of the a/c system while in operation can give an indication of low refrigerant, but it cannot tell you how low the refrigerant is. If the refrigerant level is low, it is normally due to a leak has developed in the system.
If you’re a/c system is not working properly, it is a good idea to have your System checked over to prevent more costly repairs..
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