Air Conditioning Repair in San Ramon
Although San Ramon is somewhat of a Mediterranean climate, temperatures
here can still reach triple digits in the summertime—which is exactly
when you’ll appreciate your car’s air conditioner. If you
notice anything wrong with the AC, come to Walt’s Danville Service for car
air conditioning repair in San Ramon so you’re not forced to sit through rush hour traffic during the
hottest part of the day in a car that won’t blow cold air.
Common AC Problems
Walt’s Danville Service is your complete air conditioning service
and repair shop in San Ramon. Our technicians are trained to diagnose
and fix whatever problems are causing your air conditioner to lose its
cool. Some common AC problems include:
Weak Airflow – There are a lot of reasons why your air conditioner isn’t blowing
as hard as usual. Mold or mildew may have accumulated in the evaporator
core, causing a blockage of sorts. The ventilation fan may also be fried
or your AC system may have air leaks. Bring your car in for repair as
soon as you notice diminished airflow.
No Cold Air – Like weak airflow problems, lack of precious cold air can also be caused
by numerous factors, including refrigerant leaks, failed compressor or
compressor clutch, failed blower motor, vacuum leaks, or clogs in the
refrigerant charging hose. Whatever the cause, visit Walt’s Danville
Service for immediate air conditioning repair as soon as you notice a problem.
Musty Odor – Foul, musty odors are usually the result of a moldy evaporator case. An
old, dirty air cabin filter may also be causing this smell. Either way,
our AC repair technicians can get to the bottom of your odor problems
so you can breathe easily inside your car.
FAQs About AC Service
Q: How often does my AC need to be “recharged”?
A: While it’s true that some air conditioners can go a lifetime without
needing a recharge, most of us simply aren’t that lucky. Your AC
system may need a recharge if you begin to notice diminished performance,
so bring it in and let our air conditioning repair experts have a look.
Q: How do you test for an AC system leak?
A: The AC is a sealed system, and any leaks in the system can affect performance.
Over time, rubber seals and hoses inside the AC system break down and
allow refrigerant to escape. We use black light enabled dyes and a special
device that identities the chemical components of refrigerant to detect
an AC system leak.
Q: What is refrigerant?
A: Refrigerant (typically referred to by the trade name Freon) is a specially
formulated mixture that aides in transforming hot air into cold air by
absorbing and releasing heat. Refrigerant should only be handled by a
trained auto repair technician.
AC Performance Check
With summer just around the corner, come to Walt’s Danville Service
for your annual AC performance check. If our technicians discover anything
wrong with your air conditioner, we will do everything we can to fix the
problem(s) quickly so you can get back on the road. Call our San Ramon
auto repair shop at (925) 394-7860 to schedule service today!