Air Conditioning Maintenance At Willoughby Hills Auto Repair In Willoughby HillsJul 18th, 2012
Most Willoughby Hills area car owners don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your vehicle 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 Willoughby.
Air conditioning service at Willoughby Hills Auto Repair in Willoughby Hills 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 your Willoughby Hills Auto Repair service advisor. Then comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, it's repaired and the vehicle system is retested. Your Willoughby Hills Auto Repair technician will also perform a temperature drop test.
If needed, the old refrigerant is evacuated and the system is recharged with clean, fresh refrigerant. A final test insures that the air conditioner is working, and you're on your way.
How often this should be done at Willoughby Hills Auto Repair varies from vehicle to vehicle. Your vehicle owner's manual will have the manufacturer's recommendation and, of course, your friendly and knowledgeable Willoughby Hills Auto Repair service advisor can tell you. It's typically every two years.
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34801 Chardon Rd
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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