With the hot months quickly approaching, there’s no better time to have your A/C system inspected than right now! When your vehicle starts to age, you may find that the air isn’t as cold as it once was or it just takes longer to cool down.
If you’re not looking forward to sweating in your car all summer, Christian Brothers Automotive Schertz can help you examine, diagnose and repair whatever is ailing your air conditioning system. So today, our experts are answering frequently asked questions regarding A/C maintenance.
How often should my A/C be inspected?
You should have your air conditioning system inspected any time you notice a difference. Some noticeable differences may be the air isn’t as cold as it’s supposed to be, or it’s taking far too long for your vehicle to produce cold air. We can find out exactly why your A/C isn’t working with just a simple inspection.
What does, “recharging the system,” mean?
An auto repair mechanic may tell you that your A/C system needs to be recharged. In other words, the system needs more refrigerant, also called Freon. Refrigerant is an agent that cools the air before it reaches the cabin of the vehicle.
Refilling the system with more Freon should be done with caution. Because your A/C is a closed system, it’s possible that there’s a leak. When a leak isn’t fixed, it can cause much bigger problems with your air conditioner or cooling system. However, there’s no need to worry. With an A/C performance check, we can find the issue and have you cruising down the road in no time!
Is the cabin filter the same thing as the air filter?
No. The cabin and air filter are entirely separate filters. That being said, all automotive filters have the same function. They prevent harmful debris and contaminants you run into on the road from coming into the vehicle and causing damage. The air filter stops contaminants from going into your engine while the cabin filter prevents dirt, dust, pollen and other pollutants from entering the vehicle through the A/C system.
If you have any other questions, or you simply want to schedule an A/C system maintenance, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Schertz, TX. We’re here to answer any and all of your questions and help you take care of your car. See the nice difference today!