10305 Hull Street Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Answers From A Auto Body Inc For Midlothian: Air Conditioner

Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air?

A Auto Body Inc Answer:
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Midlothian auto owners lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Midlothian auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other critical parts of the truck A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Midlothian auto owners who can’t cool their truck is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any vital repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it’s important that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Midlothian auto owners is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Midlothian will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other essential belt driven accessories.

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A Auto Body Inc
10305 Hull St Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112

At A Auto Body Inc we install quality NAPA replacement parts.

At A Auto Body Inc in Midlothian VA (23112) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 804.674.1173. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.


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