Air Conditioning

There’s nothing worse in the summer than an air conditioning system that doesn’t cool you down in the car. Have yours inspected if any of the following symptoms are present:
• The air blowing out of the vents is cool, but not as cold as it used to be.
• Performance is spotty or intermittent—it will blow cold, but seems to cut out for a while before blowing cold again.
• The floor is inexplicably wet. (The water drain hole may be plugged.)
• There is excessive noise when the AC is on.
• There is an odor—if it smells like a musty gym locker when the AC is on, have the system inspected right away for mold or bacteria that likes to grow in dark, damp places, like the evaporator.

A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:

  • Examining the internal controls and blower
  • Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
  • Inspecting the compressor belt
  • Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
  • A cooling system pressure test
  • Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
  • Measuring the interior vent air temperature