Modern cars are amazing. For anyone who doesn’t remember, there was a time when air conditioners weren’t common. If you were driving in hot weather, you just had to endure it. Today, cool air on demand is an expectation. In fact, it’s low on the list of amenities we check because we can expect it to be standard.
Despite that, air conditioners sometimes fail. You’ve probably experienced it before. The air isn’t as cool as it used to be. Is there anything you can do? The answer is yes. A simple service can refill the key component in your air conditioner and get that frosty feeling back. The service is known as an A/C recharge, and it’s something you’ll want to understand if you want to ensure that your air conditioner is always in working condition.Service & Parts Specials Schedule Service
Your air conditioner needs refrigerant to work. The refrigerant is a core component of the pressurized system that uses pressure exchanges to cool the air that comes out of the vents. Colloquially, it is often called freon. Technically, most modern vehicles use R134 as refrigerant. R134 replaced freon because it is more environmentally friendly than its predecessor, but R134 can still cause environmental damage if it is not handled correctly. For that reason, it is heavily regulated and can only be handled by certified professionals — particularly when it comes to removal and storage. If you let the substance into the open atmosphere, you could be at risk of fines and even prosecution. This is why A/C recharge services are available with professional mechanics.
It’s important to understand that air conditioning systems are completely closed. You should never need to flush your system. When it’s working correctly, it won’t need a recharge. A recharge is pretty much exclusively necessary because a leak exists in the system. That means that a recharge should always come paired with diagnostic services to find and repair the leak. Once the system is free of leaks, a recharge will ensure that you have enough refrigerant to keep the air conditioner nice and cold.
Monrovia is hot more often than it’s cold. If your air conditioner isn’t putting out air that’s as cold as it used to be, the expert mechanics at Monrovia CDJR can get it fixed for you. Come for the great service and friendly atmosphere. You’ll leave with a vehicle in great shape that you can trust to run well and keep you cool through the summer on demand.Schedule Service