How does the A/C system work?
The Air Conditioning system cools and dehumidifies
air using a refrigerant to cool the air in the passenger compartment.
What kind of maintenance should I be
doing on my vehicle’s Air Conditioning System?
Air conditioning systems require minimal
maintenance. Usually just a visual inspection is done as per the manufacturer’s
recommended schedule, unless there are symptoms that may indicate a
How do I know if my vehicle’s Air
Conditioning System needs repairs?
You will normally only be seeking service on your
car’s A/C system when you notice a decrease in its cooling capability or
when it isn’t working at all. Your mechanic will most likely diagnose
the cause of an A/C problem by performing various tests to detect leaks
or other problems with the system.
Common car A/C system services include:
Visually inspect vehicle air conditioning system
Diagnose the small leaks in your car’s A/C to eliminate waste
Charge, or refill the coolant in your vehicle’s A/C system
Convert or retrofit your A/C from Freon to the newer R-134a
If system cannot be retrofitted then new compressor may be installed
My mechanic is recommending a “Retrofit”
What does that mean?
Should a major problem arise in your 1994 or older
vehicle, a retrofit may be needed. Retrofitting includes the
installation of new parts that will allow your vehicle to use the newer
more "environmentally friendly" refrigerant, R-134a. The two different
types of refrigerants (Freon and R-134a) cannot be intermixed.
What we do:
Complete AC Testing & Repair