Vehicle Air ConditioningEvery summer I have the same conversation with clients regarding their air conditioning system. Most people bring their vehicle in when the air conditioning system has stopped working and 95% of the time, the cause is due to a lack of servicing.
The refrigerant in the Air Conditioning (A/C) system provides cooling, however its other job is to carry lubricating oil around and around the system to lubricate the A/C compressor. When your A/C is low on gas, the real problem is that the A/C compressor is no longer being lubricated, causing excessive wear and unnecessarily expensive repairs!
Clients are surprised to learn that the A/C system should be serviced every 5 years for preventive maintenance!
Luckily at Superior Automotive Service, we can check the pressure of the air conditioning system, while you wait and for FREE!
Avoid that Musty Smell with a FREE Cabin Air Filters Check
The conditioned air is often filtered by a cabin air filter. This needs to be checked regularly as well, particularly if anyone who travels in the car suffers from allergies.
So for a limited time, we will also not only inspect your air cooling system we will also take a look at your vehicle's cabin filter - the main cause of a musty odour smell in your A/C system!
The nice thing about vehicle air conditioning is that the not only is the warm air cooled, but also any humidity in the air is condensed on the evaporator coils and is then drained outside of the car. Voila!
Go here to read an interesting collection of vehicle air conditioning photos and articles.
For detailed information about how your automobile air conditioning works read this article.
This book has some great technical drawings as well as a good explanation how it all works.
Savings in the Long Run
Always remember, vehicle maintenance might cost you a few hundred dollars while replacements and emergency repairs can cost thousands or more. So regular maintenance not only ensures you are not left stranded due to a breakdown, but also ensures that in the long run you save on vehicle repairs.
At Superior Automotive Services we are an AA Approved Repairer
We provide quality workmanship at a fair price.
Adhere to the AA's repairer specifications.
Work to a consistently high standard of repair.
Ensure a competent and qualified trades person performs the work.
You'll receive an estimate for your car repairs and, if you'd like a written estimate, just ask!
Any car repairs are guaranteed for 12 months or 20,000km - whichever comes first.
You can find Superior Automotive Service AA Approved Auto Repairer listing here.
Find out more about AA Approved Repairers here.