Air Conditioning Maintenance, Service & Repair
Air Conditioning Maintenance
Most car owners don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your car or truck air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well.
Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system. The oil lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and we all know that air conditioning repairs can be costly in and around the Northwest Washington area.
Air conditioning service at our shop in Redmond, WA starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine, most often the serpentine belt, so it’s inspected for cracks or wear.
The air conditioning compressor and other components are checked for proper operation by our ASE Certified Service Center Technicians. Then comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, it’s repaired and the system is retested. Our Mechanics will also perform a temperature drop test.
Air Conditioning Service Repair
Today’s 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 you’re a/c system is running efficiently. At Autosys, inc. of Redmond WA., 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.