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Auto Air Conditioning Repair
Looking for A/C Service? Wondering Why Your Auto Air Conditioning isn’t blowing cold air? Think Your A/C System may need a Recharge?

There could be several reasons that cause your auto air conditioning system to stop blowing cold air. One of the most common ones is that it’s probably low on refrigerant (often called freon).

On older vehicles, the air conditioning systems held 3 to 4 pounds of refrigerant and sometimes even more. That meant if the system was low 3-4 ounces (or about 1/4 pound) the system would still blow cold air.

On today’s cars, the A/C systems only hold about one pound of refrigerant and sometimes even less. That means if your air conditioning system leaks that same 3-4 ounces (or about 1/4 pound) the system is way too low to create the cooling required to blow cold air.

Is your car air conditioning just blowing warm air? You could do costly damage if you continue to operate the system because the A/C Compressor isn’t getting proper lubrication.

Get your auto A/C system checked and recharged at SHOP in CITY. Just stop in and visit your trusted auto service – pick up the phone and call us now at PHONE – or book your service appointment on line now – even if it’s 2:00am Sunday morning!

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My Car Air Conditioning isn’t Blowing Cold. Can I Cause Damage if I Run it Anyway?

Yes! Believe it or not, you can cause a lot of damage. In fact, you can do damage in two different ways. Here’s why.

First of all, if your car’s A/C System isn’t cooling, it’s probably low on refrigerant. That’s typically because of a leak. But understand this – the refrigerant that keeps you cool also provides cooling for the air conditioning (AC) compressor. So if you continue to run your car’s A/C when it’s not cooling, you could be overheating your compressor.

You can damage your car A/C compressor if you run the air conditioning when it's blowing cold air!

Typical car air conditioning compressor and clutch assembly

Secondly, understand that your A/C System circulates oil. That oil is in the system to lubricate the compressor. In fact, that’s the only reason your car air conditioning system has oil – for compressor lubrication.

Therefore, if the system isn’t cooling, it’s probably low on refrigerant. That means the compressor isn’t getting the proper cooling – but it’s not getting the proper lubrication (compressor oil) either!

Also know that if you continue to run your air conditioning system when it’s not cooling or blowing cold air, you WILL do damage and the system will NOT start getting cool on it’s own.

Your best bet is to book a service appointment and let us determine the real problem with your A/C system. With just a few tests for pressures, compressor operation and leaks, we’ll be able to tell you what’s wrong!

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