While air conditioning is a feature we think of as standard with any car, it needs periodic upkeep and maintenance to function properly. If you live in an arid climate, keeping your AC in working order is very important. If your commute is lengthy and involves children and animals, keeping them comfortable is all too important. At Car Care Connection in Sarasota, we offer different services that will help your AC run for as long as you own your car.
AC Evac and Recharge Service
If you’re having problems with your AC, there’s a good possibility it needs to be serviced and be brought up to speed. Over time, non-condensable gasses can accumulate in your AC, hindering its performance. An EVAC removes these chemicals and restores your AC to its original working order. Aside from these gasses, your AC can accumulate debris and dirt, which prevents its condenser fins from working properly.
AC Component Evaluation
If your fan is blowing warm air but not cooling it properly, a simple evaluation can diagnose the issue. An ASE-certified technician will run a series of diagnostics on the electrical system and various components. Sometimes it’s as simple as a belt that needs replacing.
AC System Evaluation
One of the inspections among these is an outlet temperature analysis. This is a test that’s specifically designed to determine your AC’s cooling performance. Finding a leak in your car’s AC system isn’t a matter of simply looking. Having your system running for a short period of time or a short drive can help determine if you have one or not.
Is getting my AC fixed worth it?
Yes, absolutely. If you plan on owning your car for quite a few years, having a functioning AC will add to its possible resale value and make your long car trips more comfortable. Think of AC repair along the same lines as an investment.
What happens if I delay getting my AC checked?
Not solving the issue with your AC today can mean costly repairs tomorrow. Replacing your car's entire AC system can range anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500.
How often should I have my AC checked?
Once a year. A yearly inspection of your car’s AC will determine if there are any developing issues that you need to take preemptive measures for. Knowing if there’s a problem sooner will make all the difference in how much you’ll have to spend on repairs.