Is your car Air Conditioning broke? No need to sweat! If your car air conditioning isn’t working, our experienced automotive professionals are adept at diagnosing any car A/C problem. Bullitt Automotive has the ASE certified technicians who know about air conditioning repair service.
If you’re in need of an Auto AC Recharge Service, come directly to Bullitt Automotive. We offer an AC Evacuate and Recharge service, where we empty the air conditioning system of old Freon and then recharge the system with new Freon.
You’re stuck in traffic on an August afternoon and your auto air conditioning system is not up to the task. Sweat pours from your neck and runs down your back, turning your seat into a swamp of discomfort. Your legs feel like they’re stuck to the vinyl or grated by cheap velvet. Your hands are ready to slip from the steering wheel, and you’re glad that your eyebrows are keeping the sweat from getting into your eyes.
You’ll notice in the springtime, many car repair shops start offering deals on recharging automotive air conditioning, so it will be ready to handle the summer heat. But, what exactly is recharging the AC? Is it required, like a regular tune-up or oil change? Does my car AC really need to be recharged? Is this just a scam mechanics pull on unsuspecting customers?
The pressurized refrigerant flows as a liquid from the receiver-dryer into the expansion valve, where it can expand. With less pressure on the refrigerant, it can move into the evaporator where valves can sense the pressure changes and regulate the flow of refrigerant. These valve changes allow the system to operate more steadily, however, parts of the Thermal Expansion Valve can wear out and may need to be replaced sometimes.
The compressor is a belt-driven pump attached to the crankshaft of the engine. When the refrigerant goes into the compressor, it is in a low-pressure gas form. Once the gas is inside the pump, it is compressed (hence, the name). The pump places pressure on the gas and forces it out to the condenser. Compressors can only compress gases, not liquids. As we go through the system, you’ll find there are other parts which capture the water that get into the A/C high pressure side loop.