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Automotive Air Conditioning - What You Need To Know

Automotive Air Conditioning - What You Need To Know

Just imagine...you're stuck in traffic on a summer afternoon with sweat trickling down your face, your hands almost slipping of the steering wheel and the back of your shirt soaking wet. That's certainly not how you want to get to your desired destination, be it work, a lunch, or in fact anywhere at all. You might have already noticed what’s missing from this situation we just imagined, which is what brings us to our topic of discussion. It has the potential to make your life miserable, which is why it's extremely important to make sure your vehicle's air conditioning system is in good condition, especially on our hot summer days when you need it the most. This is not only to ensure a comfortable journey but is also important for your health and the health of your passengers. Here are a few things that must be kept in mind throughout the summer. People who have diminished resistance to heat should pay even greater heed to these guidelines. Typical Causes of Syst ... read more

How Automotive HVAC Systems Work

Ask any driver here in the Valley Of The Sun what the most important feature is on their car and many would probably answer, "My air conditioning!" It might be hard to argue that point. :) A lot goes into delivering ice cold air when you push that A/C button, or hot air for that matter. That's when the HVAC system in your car kicks in. Most HVAC concerns occur when you least expect it, and often at the most inconvenient times. No heat to defrost the windshield? Roasting in the summer heat? The vehicle's heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is composed of three sub-systems that all work together to provide conditioned air to the vehicle cabin. The heating part takes heat from the engine coolant and transfers it to the incoming air. The ventilation part moves and directs the air within the cabin. And the air condition part cools and dehumidifies the air within the cabin. When they're working normally they keep you comfortab ... read more

My Car's A/C Is Not Cold. What Could be Wrong?

My Car's A/C Is Not Cold. What Could be Wrong?

If your car's air conditioning goes out on a hot summer day, your commute to work and to run errands is going to be miserable. There's nothing quite like being stuck in a hot car in the middle of a traffic jam. If your air conditioning isn't blowing cold air, there are a few different things that could be wrong with it. Here are some of the most common issues and what you can do to fix them. It Needs Recharging The most common cause of an air conditioner not getting cold enough is that it needs to be recharged. You can recharge your refrigerant by yourself, but if you're not comfortable doing it, one of our ASE Certified mechanics are standing by and should be able to get your cold air flowing again pretty quickly. There's a Freon Leak Freon is the chemical that cools the air, so if there's a l ... read more

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