Auto AC Repair
Essential for the Space Coast
Your vehicle has a lot of functions, but one of the most important, if you live on the Space Coast, is your air conditioning. With temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months, the last thing you want to be without is your auto air conditioning. If your air conditioning is not blowing cold, it’s time to come in to get a diagnosis of the problem.
Harmful for your Vehicle and the Environment
Of course not having air conditioning is uncomfortable, but did you know it’s actually harmful to your vehicle and the environment? When an auto air conditioning system stops working as it should, it’s often due to a leak in the system. Refrigerant is what leaks from your air conditioning system when pressure is lost, and this chemical can be very harmful to the environment. This is especially true if the refrigerant is R22. R22 is actually regulated now by the Environmental Protection Agency due to the issues it can cause and started being phased out of vehicles back in 2010.
Refrigerants of any kind can be very damaging to your vehicle. Left untreated, these leaks can coat and damage your vehicle’s compressor and evaporator. Addressing leaks as quickly as possible can avoid costly replacement of components later on.
Leaks in your air conditioning system may begin slowly and, on an already hot day, you may not see visible signs of dripping under your vehicle. These small leaks can evaporate on the hot, metal components under your hood, leaving just the reduction of cold air as the only sign that your system is in trouble. If you feel like your air conditioning is not blowing as cold as it used to, even if it is still cool, it’s time for a system inspection.
Auto AC Repair Specialists
AC Performance Check
Having regular air conditioning performance checks – at least annually – is highly recommended for drivers living on the Space Coast. It’s important to choose a shop that has knowledgeable, ASE Certified Master Technicians who are familiar with your European brand’s specifications. AC systems on European vehicles can be much more complex than their domestic counterparts and may require special technology to properly reset your vehicle’s computer and warning lights.
At Melbourne Motorsports, an air conditioning performance check is much more than a quick assessment. Our expert auto mechanics will inspect the following parts of your vehicle’s AC system:
- O-rings, seals, and hoses
- Compressors and compressor clutches
- Evaporators and condensers
- Driers, receivers, and accumulators
- Switches, controls, modules, and relays
- Blower motors and resistors
By having your system inspected on an annual basis by a trained auto repair technician, you’re helping yourself avoid much more expensive repairs in the future.
AC Recharge Service
Even without a leak in your system, over time your refrigerant will begin to lose the properties that help cool air enter your vehicle. When this occurs, your system needs a refrigerant recharge. Don’t be fooled by the kits that auto parts repair stores offer, recharging your system should be done by a trained professional to avoid costly mistakes. Your system needs a specific measurement of refrigerant, and it’s incredibly important to use the correct type of refrigerant for your specific make and model.
Your Space Coast Dealership Alternative
High dealership bills should never come in between you and your comfort when driving in the hot Space Coast sun. Melbourne Motorsports has been trusted for over a decade by local European vehicle owners to beat the heat by keeping their air conditioning systems working properly.