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How To Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioner

Car airconditioning repair

Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor knows what goes into maintaining your car’s air conditioner and how to keep it performing its best so it can keep you cool during those scorching summer months.

Is your AC having problems?

Maybe your AC is cooling your car, but isn’t keeping it quite as cool as it was last summer. A warning sign is when your AC can’t keep the interior temperature 50 degrees below the exterior temperature, according to How Stuff Works. This means that you may not have enough coolant in the system, and you may need an AC system recharge, according to Driver Side.

This is the most common problem that occurs in air conditioning systems. A qualified professional at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor can recharge your system with a new infusion of a coolant called R-134a. This coolant replaced Freon in air conditioning systems in 1994, which is an environmental hazard.

Giving your AC a checkup 

Our technicians can also give your air conditioning system a once over to make sure it’s working as it should be. Technicians will test system pressure, make sure the system is cooling properly by monitoring temperature, and inspect your system for leaks, according to Driver Side.

If your technician does suspect a leak, he or she can track it down by performing special tests.

Have your air conditioning system maintained annually at Suburban Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor. Performing maintenance on a regular basis may help you avoid the need for expensive repairs, such as replacing your air conditioning system compressor.

This pricey item can fail if your system doesn’t have the right amount of oil, something that is simple for your technician to check when you bring your car to us for a system checkup. Remember, a little preventative maintenance can ensure that your car will be cool and comfortable when the mercury rises.