Car Air Conditioning Service Keeping You Cool This Summer - CS Tire & Wheel

July 27th, 2012

 

It's summer again that means longer and hotter days. With the hot weather being here is your vehicles air conditioning system in good working condition. If not or your not sure it easy to find out. Just simply turn on your cars a/c and crank it up to see if cool air comes out. If you have cool air coming out your still good, or are you? The majority of the time your cars a/c will go out during use because of the extra strain, or low refrigerant known as R-134a. The type of refrigerant your car takes depends on the year of your car. Cars that are made before 1994 typically will use R-12 or Freon.

After researchers found out that the Freon or R-12 was one of the leading cause of ozone depletion it later became illegal to use in your car. This is why vehicles built in 1994 and up don't use Freon because the government banned the use. Manufactures have created a new more cleaner and environment friendly refrigerant called R-134a. The R-134a is what is used in all new cars today.

There are many different types of components that keeps the air conditioning running smoothly. The main part is the air conditioning compressor which is driven by your vehicles serpentine belt, and as it spins it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. In conclusion it's the change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin.

The main component the a/c compressor works the hardest. What the a/c compressor does is that it spins at a excessive rate, and the more you use your a/c the more likely it is to eventually fail or leak. That's why getting your car air conditioning service done once a year will save you time, money and stress in the future.

Nothing last forever and parts eventually go out. That's why it is important that you have your car serviced regularly. Most people don't like to spend money on things that are not broken, but spending little money on maintenance is much more cheaper than spending more money on repairs. So if you plan on doing more driving during the summer and want a nice cool car during your commute. Then having your car air conditioning service done will ensure you do.

Schedule an Appointment and let's make sure your Car AC is in working order!

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