Springtime in the upper midwest, particularly in Minnesota is one of the most enjoyable times of year. The harsh Winter is past and the intense Summer heat and humidity are ahead. Every year we seem to be able to enjoy one or two days of “perfect” weather. After that the temperature outside rises and the internal climate of your vehicle becomes just a little bit too uncomfortable. You reach for the A/C button and press it. Does crisp refreshing air rush toward you? Hopefully so. If not you need to have your air conditioning system diagnosed and repaired.
In the earliest automobiles, air conditioning systems weren’t even a consideration. Shortly after their advent though consumers began looking for ways to increase the comfort of their time in their vehicles. At first air conditioning systems were very large and consumed up to 50% of the vehicle’s trunk space. Not only that, but they were inefficient and they used more than 3 times the fuel that modern air conditioning systems use. Auto air conditioning advancements transformed multiple industries and increased passenger safety, especially for transporting children and the elderly.
When everything is working perfectly and cool crisp air is flowing from your vents all is well, however, when your vehicle isn’t providing you the comfort you want, a do-It-yourself Air Conditioning recharge kit can be a tempting solution. It may seem like a good way to save money, unfortunately, replacing refrigerant only solves one of the potential issues and your results are not promised. If you deploy refrigerant into your system and the system isn’t pressurized the refrigerant will leak into the air around you. In small amounts, this is not dangerous but it is a waste of your money. Bring your vehicle to Hawkins Automotive for an A/C inspection and we will provide you with a correct diagnosis and solution.
If your air conditioning system isn’t providing you with the comfort you want, schedule an appointment or give us a call. Choosing Hawkins Automotive for your AC repair will get you back on the road in comfort in no time.