Satnam Auto A/C Repair, Check & Recharge Service Slack Creek

Our certified technicians can perform many air conditioning (A/C) auto services from testing and regular maintenance to complete A/C system repair. A Satnam Auto near you with AC system repair can check your vehicle’s system, quickly diagnose the problem and provide cost-effective repair solutions. We offer repair, service, replacement, recharge, compressor and more for entire automotive HVAC systems heating, cooling and air exhaust filters.

 

Vehicle air conditioning repair can include a variety of tasks ranging from small to large-scale, from refrigerant levels to cooling fans. Everything from an annual inspection or performance check to diagnosis and replacement of system components can be completed at your local Satnam shop by a qualified technician, with any estimates or diagnostic checks. Regular inspections help ensure cooling efficiency and identify possible refrigerant leaks.

When auto air conditioning systems break down, refrigerant leaks. Not only is refrigerant harmful to the environment, it’s also harmful to your car. Leaking refrigerant can damage your vehicle’s evaporator and compressor. Getting a car air conditioner service at the first sign of trouble will save you both money and time. Come to Satnam Auto Care for an AC service repair before any damage spreads. At Satnam Auto Care, all AC repair and AC services are handled by certified technicians.They will examine your car’s A/C system to see if there is a leak – and if there is, they’ll stop it in their tracks before it can affect anything else.

 

Car AC Repair Services:

 

After diagnosing the issue with your air conditioner, we’ll discuss your car A/C repair options. Our automotive technicians can repair all of the components of your vehicle’s A/C, including:

 

  • O-rings, seals and hoses
  • Compressors and compressor clutches
  • Evaporators and condensers
  • Driers, receivers and accumulators
  • Switches, controls, modules and relays
  • Blower motors and resistors

 

We Offer Premier & Superior Auto Mechanic Services

From general auto repairs to mechanical repair services and engine repairs, our auto repair shop has all of your repair needs fully covered. Our experienced and skilled technicians can assist you with all of your auto repair and auto service needs.

How A Car AC Works!

let’s get some insight on what makes a car AC functions ie. the components. Starting with the;

 

Compressor
As the name suggests, is responsible for compressing the refrigerant. It works like a pump that pressurizes the refrigerant and passes it on to the evaporator. The compressor is driven by a drive-belt which also powers the power steering, water pump etc.

 

Refrigerant
It is a fluid that is contained within the coils of a car AC system that makes the whole cooling thing possible. The most common refrigerant used in Car AC is the R134-a, also known as Tetrafluoroethane. Prior to 1993, the most widely used refrigerant was the R-12 a.k.a Freon which was quickly replaced due to its harmful environmental impact.

 

Condenser
A condenser is a mesh of coils arranged in a zig-zag pattern that removes the heat from the compressed gas. It acts as a heat exchanger which cools the refrigerant changing its state from gas to liquid.

 

Evaporator
The evaporator is quite opposite to a condenser. It converts the liquid refrigerant back to its gaseous state simultaneously dissipating the heat and cooling it further. It is located inside the car typically hidden behind the dashboard.

 

Expansion Valve
The expansion valve works in tandem with the evaporator to control the pressure of the AC refrigerant through the AC system.

 

Dryer/Accumulator
The dryer unit contains desiccant which is responsible for pulling away moisture that can seep into the AC system and the cabin.

Turn on the blower, push the AC button and enjoy the cool and comfortable cabin.

5 Common Car AC Problems (with Troubleshooting)

  1. Car AC not cooling enough
    This can be due to low refrigerant level or failed compressor, which can be quite expensive to fix or something as easy as a clogged condenser, which decreases the surface area of coil resulting in less cooling.
  2. Bad odour from AC
    A very commonly reported car AC problem. A faint or strong foul smell means, mould/mildew or moisture formation in the AC filter. Cleaning or replacing the filter usually solves the problem. But if you smell “rotten eggs” while operating the AC, there can be pest invasion or a dead animal somewhere in the system which should be strictly handled by a professional.
  3. Loud whirring noise
    Loud high-pitched whirring noise while operating the AC can be due to a shot compressor bearing (in case the noise is coming from the engine bay). If the noise is coming from inside the cabin, the blower fan assembly needs a repair or a replacement.
  4. Water Seeping inside the cabin
    When the refrigerant flows through the evaporator, it gets condensed, forming water. If the drain tube which directs the water outside is blocked, you may notice water inside the car cabin.
  5. Engine overheating
    Just like the steering or the water pump, the compressor uses some power from the engine (using the serpentine belt). The clutch on the compressor can cease causing the compressor to put an unnecessary load on the engine causing overheating.