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Road trip season becomes uncomfortable when you’ve got a broken A/C and no cool air to keep everyone in the car comfortable. This will leave you searching for a reliable mechanic capable of A/C repair in Mississauga before you hit the road. Look no further than Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists Ltd. We’ve been family owned and operated since 1981 and know our way around the cooling systems of many vehicle makes and models.
A Brief History
The first car to offer factory-installed air conditioning was the 1940 Packard, and by 1969 more than half of vehicles were sold with A/C. Over the past 80+ years many developments have been made in the automotive industry and now more that 99% of all new vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, not to mention zone controlled cooling allowing those in the passenger seat and rear rows to control their own temperature settings.
How Does Your Car’s Air Conditioning System Work?
The air conditioner in your car is designed to remove heat and humidity from the cabin of your vehicle. Most vehicle’s A/C systems operate in similar ways and have many of the same components; a compressor, condenser, thermal expansion valve, evaporator, and accumulator.
When working properly, the closed-loop system consisting of the parts above circulates refrigerant through the system which helps to cool the warm air from the interior of your vehicle as well as distribute refrigerant oil to the necessary components of your system to keep them lubricated.
Why is my Vehicle’s A/C Not Working?
You’re A/C has limited moving parts and by design, is a closed loop system; this means that it shouldn’t run out of any fluid. If fluid levels are low, your vehicle’s cooling system has a leak, and this is the most common reason that you’re A/C is not working. Other reasons that your A/C might not be performing at optimal levels include:
How Can I Tell That My A/C Needs to be Serviced?
Aside from the fact that you’ll be driving in temperatures warmer than you’re used to, there are a few telltale signs that it’s time to have your air conditioning system serviced.
It is always a safe option to have your car’s A/C system inspected and serviced by a professional service technician as it is important to the overall health of your vehicle. Yes it keeps you cool during the summer but your A/C also works overtime in the winter when you need to defrost your windows; the A/C system helps to remove the moisture that caused your windows to fog up in the first place. Additionally, when your car is running on low coolant there is less lubricant running through the system which can damage some of the components leaving you in a worse place than where you originally started.
Air Conditioning Service Near Me
At Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists in Mississauga, Ontario we will conduct a leak test alongside a visual inspection to make sure that any leaks causing low refrigerant are sealed. If the issue is something other than low refrigerant, we will run a diagnostic test and provide our recommendation on how best to proceed. Once you’ve provided consent we will conduct the necessary work to ensure you’re driving the coolest car in town.
Why Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists?
Family owned and operated since 1981, we understand good business and hope to go above and beyond during every one of your appointments. Enjoy some of the Meadowvale Auto Repair customer advantages during your next visit.
Call MARS today to book your air conditioning repair appointment with us (905) 821-4992.