Auto Air Conditioning
Did you know that the A/C in your vehicle is a “closed” system, just like your refrigerator at home? That means that the freon should circulate throughout the system and cool the vehicle. It does not evaporate, so if your car is not blowing cold air, you probably have a leak.
To find the leak, you first need an A/C recharge. A special dye is installed into the A/C system to allow us to find the leak (freon is odorless and colorless and cannot be detected any other way) and then the freon is topped off. You drive the vehicle for several days or until the A/C is warm again. We will inspect it and the dye will show us where the leak is coming from and what component needs to be replaced.
Auto Cooling Systems
A common misconception is that the cooling system in your car is the same as the air conditioning – it isn’t! It is actually the climate control for the engine, which prevents overheating and engine failure. Proper maintenance includes periodic cooling system flushes to flush out contaminated antifreeze and use of the correct antifreeze for the vehicle with the proper protection rating. If you notice a sweet smell and the windows are fogging up, you have a problem with your cooling system that should be inspected.