We all know how important your car’s air conditioning can be when the summer heat takes over, and keeping everything running will probably keep you and your passengers in a better mood! At Automotive Technology of West Islip, we can diagnose any issues that you might be having with your A/C system and either conduct repairs or provide general maintenance to make sure that everything works when you need it the most.
Modern automotive air conditioning systems are made up of numerous parts such as compressors, condensers, hoses, seals, and blower motors, along with various interior switches. Failure of any one of these components can cause issues in the way that your A/C performs, so it’s important to make sure that these items are checked regularly and serviced as needed. This not only keeps you cool and prevents unnecessary strain on the system, but it also lessens the chances of a larger and more costly repair. If there are leaks in the system, for example, it means that you’re losing refrigerant to the atmosphere and will notice an increase in the temperature of the air coming from the vents. That’s definitely not what you want during the hot summer days here in West Islip, New York! Summer isn’t the only time to use air conditioning in your vehicle, however. While most people only associate A/C with cold air, running your A/C in the wintertime is very beneficial. These components are designed to move, and the longer they stay dormant, the easier it is for them to seize and create further problems.
A/C systems remove moisture from the air to help with humidity during hot weather, which cools down the inside of the vehicle. You may notice that when you turn on your windshield defroster in the winter that your A/C button illuminates - this is because the air conditioner will help to remove the moisture that results in a foggy window. Removing moisture from the hoses will prevent moisture from collecting and creating a moldy or musty odor in the vents.
If you are concerned about the temperature of your car's air conditioning, notice any strange noises, or feel low airflow, be sure to get in touch with our expert team of technicians at Automotive Technology of West Islip so we can review your system and make any A/C repairs that are necessary. Feel free to give us a call at (631) 321-5209 or come by our shop in person and we can help you out with honest service at an affordable price. Find us at 836 Union Boulevard east of the Robert Moses Causeway. Our ASE Certified technicians are experts when it comes to A/C repair, and will take the time to explain what your car needs to keep you cool.