During the summer months, the temperature inside of a vehicle sitting in the sun can easily reach 130° or more.
Keeping you and your passengers comfortable during the hottest weather is the job of your automobile's air conditioning system.
The air conditioning system works by removing the heat from air
inside your vehicle and transferring that heat to the outside air.
What is left when the heat and humidity have been removed is cooler,
more comfortable air.
To remove the heat, the system relies on several key components
including a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator, pressurized
refrigerant, valves and
hoses—all controlled electronically.
For this system to work correctly and be ready for the hot weather,
it needs to be free from leaks so that the refrigerant stays in the
Although A/C systems are resistant to leaks and contamination, they are
Over time, contamination or leaks can appear and affect the cooling
performance of your A/C system.
In fact, the most common cause of inadequate cooling is when the
refrigerant leaks through worn seals and o-rings, loose fittings and
To make sure all the parts and components of your A/C system are working
properly, we recommend having your A/C system checked at the beginning
of the warm season.
Your auto care advisor can recommend an A/C Performance Check to test
for any worn hoses or seals, leaks or contamination and to make sure
your vehicle is
ready for the warm weather.
It is important to note that some refrigerants used in automotive A/C systems are considered harmful to the environment.
At Crossroads Auto Service, we take great care to protect the environment while we are servicing the system.
Call for an appointment or stop in and we will get you feeling cool again.