Auto Air Conditioning Recharge & Repair

Get Relief with Ice Cold Air!

Don’t assume the cost of fixing your A/C is going to be excessive. While it’s true that this can sometimes get pricey, it’s also equally true that many times your A/C isn’t cooling for a variety of very simple, very inexpensive reasons.

If you’re driving around in a hot car, especially during the summer in New York, stop by and let us take a look. The comfort and peace of mind you get, as you drive your family around in ice cold air, is priceless!

We can also address the following A/C issues and more:

  • A/C blowing hot

  • A/C is not blowing any air at all

  • Vents blocked

  • Funky odors

  • A/C component failure

  • And more!

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The Importance of A/C Maintenance and Repair

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Most car owners don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your car or truck air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well.

Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system. The oil lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and we all know that air conditioning repairs can sometimes be costly.

Air conditioning service at our shop starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine, most often the serpentine belt, so it’s inspected for cracks or wear.

The air conditioning compressor and other components are checked for proper operation by our ASE Certified Service Center Technicians. Then comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, it’s repaired and the system is retested. Our mechanics will also perform a temperature drop test.

Air Conditioning Service & Repair

Today’s vehicle A/C systems can lose 5% of their refrigerant per year causing the system to become inefficient. Another thing to remember is the A/C system is used all year long; every time the defroster is used the A/C system is activated to assist in removing the moisture from inside the vehicle which can defog windows much faster than non A/C equipped vehicles.

It is recommended that modern A/C systems be tested annually to assure peak performance. Schedule an appointment with one of our factory trained professionals and let us make sure your A/C system is running efficiently.

At Advanced Auto Repair Service, we have the equipment available to diagnose the latest computerized components.

Below is a brief explanation of the major components that make these A/C systems work so well:

Compressor:
The compressor is a belt-driven device that compresses refrigerant gas and transfers it into the condenser. The compressor is the core of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Condenser:
The condenser’s primary function is to cool the refrigerant. The condenser dissipates heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high pressure liquids.

Receiver (Drier):
The receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant, also known as a drier because it absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out harmful debris and acids. You should change your drier every 3-4 years to ensure quality filtration and prevent any chemical damage.

Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve:
The orifice tube (also known as the expansion valve) is a controlling mechanism that regulates refrigerant flow throughout the system. It also converts high pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into low pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator.

Evaporator:
The evaporator removes heat from the inside of your vehicle. The evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapor. When this occurs, the vapor leaves the evaporator through the compressor, cooling your car and reducing humidity. The evaporator houses the most refrigerant in the heat transfer process and harmful acids can corrode it. This corrosion typically damages the evaporator beyond repair.

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Advanced Auto Repair Service - 14 Drywall Lane Voorheesville, NY 12186

Advanced Auto
Repair Service
14 Drywall Lane
Voorheesville, NY 12186
518-765-2078

We proudly provide auto repair service to car and light truck owners in Voorheesville, New York and surrounding communities:

Altamont 12009 | Clarksville 12041 | Delmar 12054 | East Berne 12059 | Guilderland 12084 |Schenectady 12303 | Guilderland Center 12085 | Rensselaerville 12147 | Selkirk 12158 | Slingerlands 12159 | Westerlo 12193 | Berne 12023 | Albany 12203