Clearly, servicing your car's air conditioning system is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. To do it correctly nowadays, it takes refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment as well as technicians certified in the use of this equipment. The services may cost a little more than what you're accustomed to, but with the potential cost of neglect to your car and the environment, it's a small cost for the peace of mind. You can be assured that these annual inspection will help your air conditioning systems keep it's cool.
- Adjust and/or replace drive belts
- Clean radiator and condenser fins
- Ensure evaporator drain hose is open
- Check that all system electrical connections are secure
- Make sure vacuum control lines are connected properly and in good condition
- Check duct outlet temperature
- Check that all compressor hardware is intact and secure
- Check the condition of all the lines and connections and ensure they are tight
- Test system pressures to make sure they meet specifications
- Test low-pressure cut-out switch
- Check for leaks after service is performed.