Thursday, March 31, 2011

A/C Evacuation And Recharge Service!

The function of an air conditioner is to help remove the heat and humidity from inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Powered by a belt, the air conditioning compressor compresses the refrigerant to pressurize it and pump it through the system. The refrigerant is pushed through a valve where pressure and temperature are reduced. The now-cool refrigerant travels through the evaporator in the passenger compartment. As a result, cooled air is blown into your vehicle. This refrigerant returns to the compressor, where the cycle begins once again.
Jiffy Lube® certified technicians will:
visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt for cracks or damage
visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage
check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components
evacuate refrigerant from the system
vacuum test the system
recharge the air conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant to the system capacity according to the vehicle manufacturer's specifications
PLEASE NOTE: The service is designed as a periodic maintenance service rather than a detailed troubleshooting or repair service. Jiffy Lube® technicians are certified through an EPA approved training program. Jiffy Lube® technicians begin the service by checking for signs of leaks. We do not recommend servicing systems with detected leaks.*
* Federal, state and local laws apply