Auto Cooling and Heating Specialist Services
Hawkins Mechanical Repairs offers the very best in specialist automotive Heating and Cooling System Service and Repairs.
Air conditioning, is now a common feature on most vehicles, but most vehicles lose up to 15% of the refrigerant gas per year that is used to operate the system. This leakage usually occurs because the system is not used during the winter months, allowing the small O ring seals to dry out and causing a gradual deterioration in system performance. If this continues, eventually the system will not be able to operate at all.
If you haven’t had your heating and cooling system checked for a couple of years, it’s probably time to have a professional car air conditioning service.
Here at Hawkins Mechanical we pride ourselves on offering the very best in automotive heating and cooling system servicing and repairs, so give us a call today!
Our comprehensive car Heating & Cooling System Service includes:
- Adjusting and/or replace drive belts
- Cleaning radiator and condenser fins
- Ensuring evaporator drain hose is open
- Checking that all system electrical connections are secure
- Making sure vacuum control lines are connected properly and in good condition
- Checking duct outlet temperature
- Checking that all compressor hardware is intact and secure
- Checking the condition of all the lines and connections and make sure they are tight
- Testing system pressures to make sure they meet specifications
- Testing low-pressure cut-out switch
- Checking for leaks after service is performed
Warning signs of a faulty system
It can be tricky to know exactly when your car’s air conditioning is deteriorating, leaving you hot and sweaty when summer rolls around. Here are our top warning signs of a faulty car air conditioning:
- Insufficient cooling from vents
- Unusual odours from vents
- Noisy drive belts, compressor or blower motor
- A rhythmic clicking noise from under the hood with the air conditioner or defroster on
- An electric cooling fan that quickly cycles on and off
- Windows that won’t defog when using the defroster
- Water on the floor of the passenger compartment
To reduce the risk of deterioration, consider running your air conditioning during the winter months too, as this will help to maintain the system. This will help to keep the system well lubricated and leak tight.