Foreign Import Car Auto Repair Service Warwick RI

International Motor Group

4614 Post Road

Warwick RI 02818

Phone: 401-885-4044

Toll Free: 1-877-705-8718


Air Conditioning Maintenance, Service & Repair

 

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Most Warwick RI area car owners on Greenwich Bay donít service their air conditioning until after it fails. Maintaining your car or truck air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system canít cool the air as well.

Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system. The oil 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 we all know that air conditioning repairs can be costly in the Ocean State, even though we're surrounded by all of the wonders of Southern New England.

A/C air conditioning rechargeAir conditioning service at International Motor Group in Warrick RI starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine, most often the serpentine belt, so itís inspected for cracks or wear.

The air conditioning compressor and other components are checked for proper operation by your IMG service technician. Then comes the leak test. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, itís repaired and the system is retested. Your International Motor Group technician will also perform a temperature drop test.

If needed, the old refrigerant is evacuated and the system is recharged with clean, fresh refrigerant. A final test insures that the air conditioner is working, and youíre on your way.

How often this should be done at International Motor Group varies from vehicle to vehicle. Your car or light trucks ownerís manual will have the manufacturerís recommendation and, of course, your considerate IMG service advisor can tell you. Itís typically every two years.

 

 

car air conditioning service

"Running your vehicles Air Conditioning in the Winter months can help maintain your A/C system"

 

Letís talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for Warwick RI. Most of us living in cities such as Providence, Warwick, North Kingstown, Coventry, Cranson and any other suburbs on Greenwich Bay or Southern New England donít give our air conditioning a second thought as long as itís making cold air. But itís a complex system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air.

air conditioning serviceThe refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. This oil is eventually used up. Your air conditioner still makes cold air, but the parts donít have oil to protect them and they wear out faster than they should so itís important to service the air conditioner as recommended by your IMG service center.

Replacing old refrigerant has another benefit: refrigerant tends to gather moisture and become corrosive. That causes leaks in the system which can be expensive to repair. Fresh refrigerant protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiency so it doesnít have to work as hard to keep you cool.

Even with regular service A/C parts can just wear out. Normal wear and tear eventually gets to all moving parts.

Addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road. For instance, a common failure is the clutch that turns the compressor on and off. If you can take care of a bad A/C clutch when it first starts having problems, you may be able to save the compressor. Wait too long and youíll have to replace both.

Check your ownerís manual or ask our service advisor at International Motor Group for service recommendations. And if youíre hearing strange sounds when your air conditioning turns on, or if it just isnít as cold as it used to be, have International Motor Group at 4614 Post Road in Warwick R.I. 02818 see what itíll take to keep you cool.

 

 

We Repair, Maintain & Service Import European Cars, Trucks & SUVs

Audi  ●  BMW  ●  Jaguar  ●  Land Rover  ●  Mercedes  ●  Mini Cooper  ●  Porsche  ●  Saab  ●  Volvo  ●  Volkswagen

IMG's factory trained, A.S.E. Certified Technicians will ensure your Import or Domestic Car, Truck, SUV or Van receives the best in parts, and quality auto repair. IMG can handle all the routine service your car or light truck requires. We have all the factory diagnostic equipment and the skills necessary to fix problems with ESP, Check Engine, SRS, ABS, and climate control systems. From our East Greenwich Warwick RI service garage, we can perform any other service or scheduled maintenance on your vehicle including brake, suspension and exhaust system work.

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