Air Conditioning Maintenance
Most car owners in Northern Detroit in suburbs such as Rochester
Hills, Utica, or Troy Michigan donít service
their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your car or
truck air conditioning system means that you always have enough
refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air
conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system
canít cool the air as well.
Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system.
The oil lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals
resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air
conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and we all know that
air conditioning repairs can be costly in and around Shelby
conditioning service at Auto Medics of Shelby near Rochester Hills
Michigan starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of
damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine,
most often the serpentine belt, so itís inspected for cracks or
The air conditioning compressor and other components are checked for
proper operation by your Auto Medics of Shelby service technician. Then
comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or
connection, itís repaired and the system is retested. Your
Auto Medics of Shelby technician will also perform a temperature drop
If needed, the old refrigerant is evacuated and the system is
recharged with clean, fresh refrigerant. A final test insures that
the air conditioner is working, and youíre on your way.
How often this should be done at Auto Medics of Shelby varies from
vehicle to vehicle. Your car or light trucks ownerís manual will
have the manufacturerís recommendation and, of course, your
considerate Auto Medics of Shelby service advisor can tell you. Itís
typically every two years.