There’s nothing like a blast of cold air in the face when you need a break from the sweltering summer heat. Auto air conditioning isn’t perfect, but it can be a life saver when the weather is scorching. When the system’s efficiency declines, however, the cold air cruelly stops blowing, leaving you to endure triple-digit temperatures.
Get a Yearly A/C Service
Auto AC systems don’t usually require too much maintenance, but a yearly A/C service is highly recommended to maintain optimum efficiency and sustain refrigerant levels. Low refrigerant levels effect how well your A/C cools and your gas mileage. With Low refrigerant levels the A/C compressor stays on longer and that cuts into your gas mileage along with your comfort. Proper refrigerant levels are essential for not only cooling efficiency but for the overall health of your A/C system. Refrigerant or 134a helps keep the oil in your A/C system circulating which in turn lubricates the moving parts inside the system such as the compressor and expansion valve. Maintaining proper levels of refrigerant oil and 134a will increase the life of your A/C system.
At YHS Automotive Service Center, we offer a thorough car air conditioning inspection that will uncover moisture, debris, leaks, microorganisms, and other obstructions to system efficiency. We also diagnose and repair electrical problems in the A/C system. Spring or early summer is the most common time to have your air conditioning serviced.
Know the Symptoms of Malfunction
Apart from periodic inspections, sometimes owners need to have their car’s AC system repaired to restore its performance. When should you bring your vehicle in for AC repair work? Stay tuned for these signs:
- The air is warm or not as cold as usual
- The air smells weird, musty or foul
- The blower or fan is noisy or malfunctioning
- The heater, vent, or defroster is malfunctioning
- The vehicle overheats when the AC is on
- The engine sounds noisy when the A/C is on
Stay Cool in West Houston
Although there are many possible automotive AC malfunctions, we work hard to minimize costs while providing high-quality AC repair. The end result is not only a cool and comfortable car but an excellent value.
If you’re in need of an AC service or suspect the system needs to be repaired, try YHS Automotive Service Center. We are located on Fry road just a few minutes south of I-10 in Katy. Our number is 281-944-9750