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Staying Cool: Auto Repair Air Conditioning Tips

Posted June 20, 2011

June 2011

Now that we are reaching hotter temperatures your AC system seems to be the most important part of your vehicle. Is your car blowing hot air? Have an ASE Certified technician inspect your air conditioning system to keep you cool and comfortable on your commute.

Refrigerant can be environmentally hazardous, so air conditioning leaks should be repaired immediately. Even the smallest of leaks can be detected when your mechanic runs a dye through the system. Your mechanic may also recommend maintenance on other parts of the air conditioning system, such as the compressor.

While it is possible to purchase recharge kits, these kits should not be used on a leaking system. The system should also not be regenerated if the original refrigerant type is not known, as mixing different kinds can be dangerous to you and your vehicle.

Your mechanic may need to flush the AC system to bring your vehicle up to spec with new refrigerant requirements.

Once your AC system is functioning properly, an annual inspection of all vehicle systems, including air conditioning, should prevent future failures. For all preventive maintenance, be sure to bring your vehicle in to a trusted automotive repair shop in Walled Lake  with ASE certified technicians.

Want more auto repair information? Check this helpful blog on keeping your car cool in the summer heat. You can also stop by or call us at to set up an appointment today!

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