Vehicle A/C Service Near Kansas City
Automotive A/C Service & Repair at Victory CDJR
When it starts getting hot outside, there is no better feeling than hopping in your car and cooling off in the nice A/C. Are you having issues with your vehicle’s A/C system? Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is happy to serve the people of the Kansas City, Ottawa, and Olathe areas, and many more. If you think your engine’s A/C is in need of service, come on down today and let one of our service pros get you back on the road with nice cool air to battle the summer heat.
Importance of Maintaining Your A/C System
Your vehicle’s A/C system is one of those parts of your vehicle many people don’t think a lot about until it’s not working properly. Vehicles heat up much faster than most people think, and the A/C system is the first line of defense in keeping you and your passengers cool and comfortable as you travel. Most A/C issues are simple fixes, and it’s one of those parts that is easily maintained with regular service visits. However, if neglected, the A/C system can cause bigger, more expensive problems down the road. If your refrigerant level is too low, it can cause serious damage to your compressor and other major components of the system.
Signs Your A/C May Need to Be Serviced
If you begin to notice that your A/C is blowing warm or hot air, there may be a serious issue with your system. One of the most likely culprits is water. Water can get into the A/C system and chemically react with A/C’s refrigerant and form a highly corrosive acid that can break down parts of your A/C and even damage other parts of your system. One of the most common problems is that this acid can break down the linings of your system that keep the refrigerant from leaking, and if the refrigerant begins to leak too much, this can affect how cool the air will be. There also may be an issue with your A/C if you notice a strange smell coming from it when you turn the air on. Again, the culprit is most likely water that has either begun to mold inside the unit or the drain in your evaporator case has gotten clogged.
How Frequently Should You Get Your A/C System Checked?
It is always a good idea to refer to your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer suggests when it comes to how often you should get your A/C system checked. In general, it is a good idea to get your vehicle’s A/C checked once a year, at least. It wouldn’t hurt to ask your service professionals to check out your A/C system when you bring it in for regular maintenance. The earlier you catch a problem, the cheaper and easier the fix will be in most cases.
Purpose of Recharging Your A/C
Most issues that occur with A/C systems stem from the refrigerant level being too low. Most service pros can detect this issue very quickly and solve it by simply refilling the refrigerant until it’s at its proper levels. This is known as recharging your A/C. In some cases, it may be necessary to flush all the old refrigerant out and fill the whole thing with new refrigerant. A properly charged A/C system improves the overall function of the system.
Are you having trouble with your A/C and think it is time for service? Contact our service department at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM or schedule an appointment online and we will get your vehicle’s A/C back in working order!