Air Conditioning Maintenance At Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc In Newport NewsJun 7th, 2012
Most Newport News area car owners don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your vehicle air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well.
Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system. The oil lubricates air conditioning components and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and we all know that air conditioning repairs can be costly in Hampton Roads.
Air conditioning service at Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc in Newport News starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine, most often the serpentine belt, so it's inspected for cracks or wear.
The air conditioning compressor and other components are checked for proper operation by your Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc service advisor. Then comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, it's repaired and the vehicle system is retested. Your Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc technician will also perform a temperature drop test.
If needed, the old refrigerant is evacuated and the system is recharged with clean, fresh refrigerant. A final test insures that the air conditioner is working, and you're on your way.
How often this should be done at Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc varies from vehicle to vehicle. Your vehicle owner's manual will have the manufacturer's recommendation and, of course, your friendly and knowledgeable Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc service advisor can tell you. It's typically every two years.
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Bill Smith's Auto A/C Inc
11122 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23601
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