Combined with the ventilation and heating, the automotive air conditioning system is a complex network of parts. The refrigerant is blended with a special oil that changes it from a liquid to a gas in just a few moments to cool down the passenger compartment. It’s important to remember that the air conditioning system in your car works throughout the year and not just in the summer!
If there is a leak, the lubricant can’t work properly, which can damage the compressor, the most expensive part of the system.
Lack of refrigerant is the main cause of air conditioning problems. That’s why it’s important to inspect the system regularly to make sure it’s properly sealed. A strange noise, odours, excess moisture, or a lack of freshness are all signs that it’s time for a trip to your local NAPA AUTOPRO centre.