Vehicle Air Conditioning Service at J.C. Motors in Tualatin
Serving Tualatin, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Wilsonville, Sherwood, West Linn, & Beyond
Most vehicle owners know that their vehicle needs regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your vehicle needs regular air conditioning service as part of routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your car’s air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills down the road.
Routine A/C Maintenance
Why is it important for drivers to get routine maintenance on their car’s air conditioning system? First, the refrigerant contains an added lubricant. As the refrigerant circulates through the air conditioning system, its parts are lubricated. This constant lubrication keeps the parts functioning well. But over time, this lubricant is used up, and without it, the parts will eventually seize up and fail.
Keep in mind, however, that the air conditioner will continue to pump out cool air even without the lubricant, so you won’t know the system is sick until it actually dies. So good auto care includes regularly checking the refrigerant and lubricant in your vehicle air conditioning system and replacing it properly if needed.
The second reason your air conditioning system needs preventive maintenance is that air and water can get into the system. Air, water, and the contaminants they contain will reduce the efficiency of the air conditioning system and can cause corrosion of the system’s parts. Keeping the air conditioning system clean with professional A/C system evacuation and recharge will extend its life and keep you from losing your cool on hot summer days.
Extending the Life of Your Car A/C Unit
How often should you get a routine car air conditioner inspection? It varies from vehicle to vehicle. Check your owner’s manual for the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. We recommend annually around the month of May, before things heat up.
You should run your air conditioner once a week year round, this will extend the life of the air conditioning system. This keeps the parts moving and circulates the refrigerant, which lubricates the seals. That way, they won’t dry out from lack of use and the system will be ready to keep you cool on that first 80 plus degree commute or trip to the store.
Check your cabin air filter to make sure it is clean. Replace if dirty. Ask Pat & Tom’s J.C. Motors about adding BG Frigi Fresh to deodorize and sanitize the cabin air intake system.
Schedule Your Auto A/C Service Today!
Whether your vehicle’s air conditioning system is in need of routine maintenance or you’ve noticed that air isn’t blowing as cool as it used to, we’re here for you. J.C. Motors is your local car A/C repair shop in Tualatin, OR. We proudly serve customers in Tualatin, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Sherwood, Wilsonville, West Linn, and the surrounding areas.