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Photo of vehicle AC-heater system components.

    Photo of AC refrigerant recharge for a car's AC-heater system.

    AC Refrigerant Recharging

    We can usually spot problems to your AC-Heater system during periodic maintenance servicing when checking the engine compartment.  But when your car’s air conditioning (AC) begins to lose power and doesn’t blow cool air, it may be time for an AC refrigerant recharging. Recharging your AC means adding more refrigerant to the closed system to allow the air to start blowing cold again.  Sometimes, recharging your AC is a temporary fix to a more substantial problem.  If your system is losing refrigerant, your air conditioning system has a definite leak.  If you suspect you have a leak, you need to have your system inspected and repaired by an auto repair expert.  AC refrigerant does not evaporate in an airtight system.  This means that air must be leaking in. Some older vehicles made before 1995 and that use R12 refrigerant that is no longer made, cannot have their AC unit recharged. The only option with these older units is AC replacement.  An AC recharge can be completed at your home or office and is considered a professional repair, as it contains hazardous liquids and is best left for a Mobile Mechanic Garden Grove mechanic who are properly trained in their handling.

    Other things affecting your vehicle's AC-heater system include the condensor, compressor, blower, heater core, interior air filter, duct diverters, and electrical components.  Those electrical components are the switches, thermostat (if your vehicle has one), wiring, and fuzes.  A diagnostic assessment can be made to determine the exact cause of whatever AC-heater problem you have so that the correct repair can be made.  Your friendly and experienced Mobile Mechanic Garden Grove auto repair technician will explain the problem in detail as well as the cost to make the repair.  After your approval, he'll source the correct replacement parts and resolve your problem.  You'll be on your way in your comfortable vehicle.