Most vehicles today come standard with an air conditioning system.
A vehicle's air conditioning system does not create cold air. It actually takes the heat and moisture out of the air that is already in your car, leaving behind cooler air through a three-step process that includes pressurization, condensation, and vaporization. The process of vaporization removes moisture and heat from the air in your vehicle, making cooler air available to be circulated by the blower fan.
If you're a/c system is not working properly, it is a good idea to have Everything Auto and Truck perform some basic checks:
- The operation of the compressor, it's clutch and belt
- The high and low pressures of the system while operating
- Proper control panel operation, check heater blower fan and engine cooling fan operation
- Restrictions in the system
- Proper air flow through the condenser and evaporator
- Any obvious leaks.
Air conditioning systems are fairly reliable when maintained as required. The A/C system should have its refrigerant evacuated, filtered and a top up of new lubricant on a regular basis. Specialized equipment and training are required to do this as system pressures are sometimes over 300psi on the high side, and can be dangerous to the untrained or unqualified individual