A/C Services

AC Services

Proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons such as defrosting. The HVAC system will work as designed when you need it if you perform this service. This seems even more important when it is 110 degrees outside and you are in traffic on the 5.

  • A thorough inspection of your car's HVAC system should be performed annually.
  • Our service technicians check pressures to test operation, refrigerant charge and outlet temperatures.
  • If the system is found to be low on refrigerant, a leak test is performed to find the source of the leak.
  • Refrigerant may be added if necessary to "top off" the system.
  • The technicians at Orr Automotive also check for evidence of refrigerant cross-contamination, which is the mixing of refrigerants.
  • Our technicians also include a check of the compressor's drive belt and tension.
The air conditioning system in their vehicle requires regular maintenance, just like other components. Emphasize that an AC service is essential for optimal performance and comfort during hot weather. System Inspection: Describe the initial step of an AC service, which involves a comprehensive inspection of the air conditioning system. Explain that a trained technician will examine various components, such as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, refrigerant levels, and hoses, to ensure they are in proper working condition. Refrigerant Recharge: Explain that one of the primary aspects of an AC service is checking the refrigerant levels. Inform the customer that over time, the refrigerant can gradually deplete due to leaks or natural evaporation. Emphasize that a low refrigerant level can result in reduced cooling capacity and poor AC performance. During the service, if necessary, the technician will recharge the refrigerant to the manufacturer's recommended levels. System Cleaning: Discuss the importance of cleaning the AC system during the service. Explain that dirt, debris, and contaminants can accumulate within the system, leading to decreased efficiency and potential malfunctions. The technician will clean the system thoroughly, removing any buildup to ensure optimal airflow and cooling performance. Component Lubrication: Describe the lubrication process as part of the AC service. The technician will apply the appropriate lubricants to essential components, such as the compressor, to ensure smooth operation and minimize wear and tear. Leak Detection: Highlight the significance of leak detection in the AC system. Explain that even small leaks can significantly impact cooling performance and potentially lead to further damage if left unaddressed. During the service, the technician will inspect for any signs of leaks and perform necessary repairs to prevent further refrigerant loss. Performance Testing: Explain that once the AC service is complete, the technician will conduct performance testing. This includes checking the overall cooling capacity, airflow, temperature control, and functionality of the AC system. Emphasize that this step ensures that the AC is functioning optimally and provides the desired cooling effect. Benefits: Conclude by summarizing the benefits of an AC service to the customer. These may include improved cooling performance, increased comfort during hot weather, enhanced fuel efficiency by reducing strain on the system, prevention of potential damage or costly repairs, and a longer lifespan for the AC components.