Brown's Alignment Auto Repair

Automotive Air Conditioning Repair

June 11th, 2014

Automotive Air Conditioning Repair basics:

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system components include an air compressor, evaporator, condenser, orifice tube or expansion valve and a receiver dryer or accumulator. Of course there are A/C lines connecting the various components. You’re A/C system contains a liquid refrigerant and a small amount of oil lubricant. Your air conditioning compressor converts this liquid into a gas. There are different types of refrigerant. Your house uses a different refrigerant then your car. Automotive refrigerant has evolved over the years to be more environmentally friendly. Your vehicle’s A/C system is a closed system and refrigerant is not burned or used up. So, if your air conditioning system does not develop a leak then the refrigerant would last indefinitely. Cool air coming out of the vents for most cars should be between 40 and 60 degrees. Each car requires a specific amount of refrigerant. If the A/C system has too little or too much refrigerant it will not cool properly. The proper way to check a system is to evacuate the system and the recharge it with the proper amount of refrigerant. Here at Brown’s Alignment we are experts in automotive air conditioning repair. When we evacuate and recharge an air conditioning system we also add a dye to help locate the source of a leak.  The dye is a neon yellow dye that is often hard to see. Our technicians use special glasses and a black light to help located the leak. Once the leak is found then we can give you an estimate for repairing the leak.

For more detailed information please visit / click our AIR CONDITIONING page.

If you are interested in the environmental effects of refrigerant on the environment click here for a link to the EPA – Environmental Protection Agency’s page regarding “Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning”.