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Time to Check the A/C

Time to Check the A/C

Let's talk about air conditioning service and repair issues. Most of us we don't give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it's making cold air. But it's a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air. The refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. The A/C system should be an airtight system; if there are leaks then it is a priority repair issue and should be serviced. Customers may opt to add fresh refrigerant as well; this protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiency so it doesn't have to work as hard to keep you cool. Even with regular service A/C parts can just wear out. Normal wear and tear eventually gets to all moving parts. Addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road. Check your owner's manual or ask your Honest-1 Service Advisor for recommendations. And if you ... read more

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Why Isn’t My A/C Blowing Cold?

Why Isn’t My A/C Blowing Cold?

JUNE CAR CARE TIPS Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons car owners lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system, and tiny holes in a hose, seal, or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air. Another potential problem is contamination. Over time, the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other critical parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. A component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Honest-1 customers who can’t cool their vehicle properly is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Once any critical repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the syste ... read more

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