Have you ever felt sweat dripping down your back while you are driving? Does your AC make a lot of noise while running? Don’t want to run your AC because it smells funny?

You may need the experts at West End Auto. we understand that comfort is crucial when you are driving. If you notice that your car is not cooling down as it should, it is likely that your air conditioning system needs service or repair.

At West End Auto, we do things differently. During an AC diagnostic, our technicians will inspect the belts for cracks, the compressor for leaks, the electrical components for connectivity, and the entire system for low pressure—we do more than your ordinary air conditioning system check. Your car is a complex machine, and it demands a full diagnostic treatment and service. That means a full inspection to make sure we get to the root of the problem and don’t simply treat the symptoms.

Air Conditioning System Basics

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system cools, purifies, and circulates air throughout the vehicle to promote a comfortable cabin environment and prevent driver fatigue. The air conditioning
system operates in a continuous cycle, sending refrigerant through a sealed system to remove hot air from the cabin compartment.

As the refrigerant flows through the air conditioning system, it is turned from a hot gas into a liquid, which is then cooled, turned into a gas again, and vaporized in order to absorb heat from the cabin. At the end of the cycle, the cool air is blown into the cabin.

This cycle is made possible by the drive belt, which drives the compressor, the main component of the air conditioning system. The compressor works in concert with the condenser, evaporator, and other parts. If any of these components cease to operate efficiently, the functionality of the entire system is at risk. When the performance of your vehicle’s air conditioning diminishes, allow us to identify and solve the issue through an AC diagnostic.