Your car’s air conditioning system relies on refrigerant to keep the vehicle cabin cool during the warm season. If the refrigerant gets low, the system cannot operate properly, if at all. With Spring and summer on the way, now is the time to be thinking about boosting your system with an AC recharge. AA Auto Tech can recharge your AC and get it working in peak performance. Schedule a service appointment and let a car mechanic assess how well your AC is working.


Is Your Car Experiencing Refrigerant Loss?

If your AC is not producing cold like it should, it’s a sign that you may be low on refrigerant. There are essentially two reasons for this:


Refrigerant Running Low. As your car gets older, the refrigerant level reduces. It may be time for a refill. The less refrigerant you have in the system, the more difficult it becomes for the AC to cool off the inside of the vehicle.


A Leak In the Supply Line. A loose connection or a worn out tube could be allowing some of the refrigerant to escape. Bring your car to AA Auto Tech and we’ll repair the line and refill the refrigerant.


Is There a Schedule for Recharging an AC?

The short answer is no. Every car is different; thus, every AC system is unique to the design of the vehicle. Some ACs never need to be recharged, while others will need a recharge every few years. The best indicator that you need to refill the refrigerant is when the system begins to cool less than it used to, but before it stops cooling completely. We can inspect the AC to determine how much refrigerant is left and if we need to refill the system.


What Happens If the Refrigerant Runs Out?

The good news is if the refrigerant runs out, nothing happens. There is no damage to the parts. The bad news is if the refrigerant runs out, nothing happens. In other words, no cool air will come out of the vents. The outside temperature combined with the temperature under the hood will determine how cool or hot the air is when it blows out. So if the temperature outside is 98 degrees, then the AC will blow hot air out of the vents.


Dependable AC Recharging in Minneapolis

If you are looking for an auto repair service in the Twin Cities metro area, contact AA Auto Tech. We offer a wide range of services including tune-ups, brake and engine repair, oil changes, and AC recharging. You can count on us for fast service and affordable rates. To schedule an AC recharge, call us at 651-437-2218, or you can message us on our contact page.