If you’ve ever had a climate control problem in your car or truck, you know how uncomfortable driving can become especially in the warmer months. If your A/C system isn’t giving you the relief you need, then we invite you to contact our experienced auto repair professionals at Max Holton's Performance Automotive Service today!
At Max Holton's Performance Automotive Service our ASE Certified Master Automobile Technicians
follow 'MACS (MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING SOCIETY) Recommended Service Procedures' when servicing your vehicle's A/C system. MACS service procedures are an automotive service industry quality standard.
If your A/C isn’t working, there could be a number of different causes. Our ASE Certified Master Technicians are ready to diagnose the problem and offer you viable options for repairs and replacements.
Common vehicle A/C problems include:
Clogged or leaking condenser
Improper refrigerant level
Unresponsive pressure switches
Moisture and debris
A/C control head malfunctions
At Max Holton's Performance Automotive Service we use the latest diagnostic technologies to get to the bottom of our customers’ A/C problems and offer reliable, cost-effective solutions to them. If your car isn’t getting as cool as it should, or if you’ve noticed a strange smell or a leak, we invite you to call our experienced team of professionals today (817-565-8141).
A/C ISSUES EXPLAINED
Dirty cabin air filters have a way of reducing the air flow that your AC system puts out. Replacing your filter is a simple and cost-effective way to improve the flow and sanitation of your car’s air. When you bring your car into our shop, we can replace your old dirty cabin air filter with nice clean new filter.
Maintaining proper fluid levels can be difficult. Excessive fluid can keep the system from keeping the air cool, while too little fluid can ruin the system. Our ASE-certified technicians will make sure your fluid levels are in the ideal spot. Additionally, we could suggest a coolant flush to remove your current fluid, which can become acidic, and replace it with new fluid.
Tubes and seals wear down over time. As they wear down, little cracks form and lead to refrigerant leaks. When this happens leak detection diagnostics will need to be performed to find the location/
cause of the leak or leaks.Leaks in the A/C system may be located using flourescent dye and an
ultraviolet light,or an SAE certified electronic leak detector.
WARNING SIGNS OF A FAILING A/C SYSTEM
When it comes to auto A/C repair, there are a great number of different issues that could be causing your car’s A/C to function improperly. Every car is different, and we approach each Auto A/C repair by diagnosing the root of the problem.
Think your auto A/C is in danger of failing? Here are a few things to be aware of:
Sound – If your auto A/C is making strange noises – either through the vents or under the hood – your air conditioning could be failing.
Smell – If your car has taken on an unexplained odor, it could be more than just day old fast food in the back seat – your evaporator could have bacteria buildup.
Feel – If your A/C is blowing out inconsistent temperatures that vary wildly and fluctuate, you might have ice accumulating in your A/C, or there could be bigger problems with your compressor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 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.