You may think that fixing the AC in your car will be easy. Just get a can of refrigerant, refill the system and call it good. However, there can be many things that contribute to a faulty AC. There are many parts and pieces working together to keep you cool and without special tools, it can be difficult to locate the source of the problem. This is why you should leave your AC service to us here at Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express. We can locate the issue with your AC and help you avoid spending more money on a bigger problem if you were to try doing it yourself. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering doing your AC service at home.
Keeping the AC System Sealed
The AC system needs to be sealed at all times in order to avoid loss of refrigerant and to avoid introducing moisture into the system, which could corrode your AC.
Hard to Diagnosis
It may not be as simple as refilling your AC’s refrigerant. If your system has a tiny leak in the evaporator, it can be almost impossible to locate without using a special dye that is injected into the system that allows you to see where the leak is located. Another common issue is with the compressor. The compressor is the heart of your AC system. It pumps the refrigerant to the evaporator after pressurizing it. If your refrigerant is low, there is an electrical issue, or your car is overheating, your compressor can be compromised. Compressors aren’t cheap, so it is best to have it looked at during scheduled auto maintenance to avoid any issues.
As you can see, servicing your AC is not an easy project and isn’t one you should probably tackle yourself. There is a lot more to your car’s AC system than you might think, so call us today and we will take care of your AC service.