Category Archives: Air Conditioning

A Cold Day In Gig Harbor

Most Gig Harbor auto owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Washington highway but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Gig Harbor rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot car, truck, SUV. A lot of Gig Harbor drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as "non-essential" and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keeps the car, truck, SUV running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very expensive in Gig Harbor. Gig Harbor motorists should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the ... read more

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Air Conditioning Maintenance At Mackert Automotive In Gig Harbor

Warm weather or cold, drivers still need to think about their 's air conditioning. Most people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At , we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer's preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the ‘s air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well. We see that a lot at in . The refrigerant also contains a special oil that 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 all car owners know that air conditioning repairs can be costly. At , we recommended that the air conditioner b ... read more

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Air Conditioning Service at Mackert Automotive

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around , but not in your car. When your car's AC System has a problem, you'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent expensive repairs. A common cause for AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system, making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system so it cools better and lasts longer. You should also run the air conditioner regularly, even in the winter, so that it lubricates itself an ... read more

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Air Conditioning Service In Gig Harbor

Hey , Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked. It's real easy to take your car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. When most people in hear the words "air conditioning problems", it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's expensive to repair. What things can we do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns? A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can leak into the system. The system doesn't work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also, refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold ... read more

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