Don’t burn up over a broken air conditioning system. Keep your cool and bring in your vehicle for an air conditioning inspection, diagnosis, and repair today!

 

Did you know that your air conditioning belt affects more than just your car’s AC?

A broken belt can cause issues far bigger than just your AC blowing hot air. All County Auto Repair & Tire can explain and fix all types of issues from recharging a refrigerant to replacing a broken compressor. No matter the size or scale of the problem, the All County maintenance experts in Stuart, Jupiter, and Tequesta have the knowledge to keep your vehicle running cool all year long.

 

You may need an air conditioner check if:

  • Your AC unit blows cold air only intermittently.
  • Your AC unit blows hot air.
  • Your AC unit makes unusual or unexplained noises.

 

All services begin with a diagnostic, which includes:

  • An expert inspection of the air conditioning compressor drive belt in order to detect cracks or other damages.
  • An all-systems check of each remaining air conditioning components in order to detect leaks, excessive wear, or other damages.
  • A full evaluation of the air conditioning compressor and other components in order to ensure proper alignment.
  • A complete test of all lines, seals, and other system components in order to detect cracks or leaks.

 

Once the All County Auto Repair & Tire professionals have completed all diagnostics, they will create a custom plan of maintenance, which may include:

  • Removing and replacing refrigerant.
  • Recharging the system according to each vehicle’s specific manufacturer instructions.
  • Repairing and/or replacing additional elements such as the evaporator, condenser, compressor, and electrical controls.
  • Reevaluating the system to confirm the proper operation of all components.

 

Additionally, while your automobile is at the shop, certified mechanics will inspect all other major systems in your car, truck, or SUV to ensure that all elements are functioning properly. Don’t let minor issues wait until they become major costs--schedule an appointment with All County Auto Repair & Tire today!

 

 

Air Conditioning Service & Repair

When was the last time you had someone look at your car’s AC system? If you can’t remember, then it’s been too long. Schedule an appointment with an All County Auto Repair & Tire expert today and let us help you make sure your air conditioning is running at peak efficiency. Our garage has the latest diagnostic equipment available, and our certified mechanics have all the technical know-how to service systems in every type of vehicle imaginable, including electric cars and hybrids. Why suffer through a broken system when you don’t have to? Schedule an appointment in Stuart (772-266-8685) or Tequesta (561-747-8320) today!

 

Do you know what makes your car tick? Every car owner should know the basics of their vehicle, so we’ve included a brief overview of some of the essential air conditioning components.

 

Compressor

The compressor is a device that compresses refrigerant gas via a belt-driven system before transferring it into the condenser. This piece is the heart of a modern vehicle's air conditioning system.

 

Condenser

The primary function of the condenser is to lower the temperature of the refrigerator. The condenser dissipates the heat that is released by compressed gases before condensing them into liquids that are maintained at a high pressure.

 

Receiver (Drier)

The receiver is a metal container that stores the refrigerant. It is also commonly called a drier because of its job absorbing refrigerant moisture and filtering out dangerous acids and debris. Driers should be replaced every every three to four years in order to maintain quality filtration and to prevent the risk of chemical damage to the car or driver.

 

Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve

The orifice tube, sometimes called the expansion valve, controls refrigerant flow throughout the entire system. It is also responsible for converting high-pressure liquid refrigerant from the condenser into low-pressure liquid that can then enter the evaporator.

 

Evaporator

The evaporator removes heat from the interior of a vehicle. This component allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, when then causes the liquid to boil and change into a vapor. During this process, the vapor moves from the evaporator to the compressor, reducing humidity and cooling the vehicle as it moves. The evaporator holds the majority of the refrigerant during the process of heat transfer, which means that it runs the risk of being irreparably corroded by the harmful acids.

 

If any of these elements isn’t working properly in your car, give All County Auto Repair & Tire a call today!

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