Air Conditioning Services

Vehicle air conditioning keeps vehicle cabins at comfortable temperatures. Like all automotive systems, your A/C draws its power from the engine. An improperly working air conditioner places extra demands on your alternator and engine. Regular vehicle air conditioning services help keep your A/C functioning at optimum levels, reducing energy demands and helping you get the most out of your fuel consumption.

Air Conditioning (A/C) Recharge Service

A vehicle’s air conditioning is a closed system that recirculates refrigerant as it cools cabin air. When it works properly, your A/C needs little servicing behind a routine vehicle air filter replacement. Component damage, refrigerant leaks, malfunctioning parts, or simple wear and tear can make an A/C recharge service necessary.

What We Do 

Grease Monkey® technicians who perform air conditioning recharge services are certified through an EPA-approved training program. During the vehicle air conditioning service, our technicians check, vacuum, purge, and recharge your system according to the owner’s manual specifications.

How Often Do You Need to Check or Recharge Your Vehicle Air Conditioning System?

Check your owner’s manual to see how often the manufacturer recommends an air conditioning recharge. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend vehicle air conditioning services on an as-needed basis. You may need A/C recharge services more often if you live in hot climates or use your A/C frequently.

How Air Conditioning Recharge Works 

Grease Monkey technicians do the following during a vehicle air conditioning service:

  1. Diagnose the reasons for refrigerant loss or A/C performance issues and recommend repair work.
  2. Purge the system of existing refrigerant using a specialized recovery machine.
  3. Vacuum the A/C system to remove air and moisture.
  4. Add a new refrigerant to the system based on the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Perform pressure and temperature tests to ensure conditions meet manufacturer recommendations.,
  6. Perform a leak test.

Things to Consider About an Air Conditioning Recharge

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system typically functions well and only needs a recharge based on the manufacturer’s recommended timetable. If, however, you detect any of the following signs, your A/C may not be performing correctly and needs checking:

  • Warm air blowing from vents when A/C runs.
  • Greasy film on A/C components.
  • Refrigerant leaks pooling under parked vehicles.
  • Poor airflow from vents.
  • The compressor clutch does not click when A/C turns on.
  • Cool air from A/C vents quickly turns warm.
  • Burning or musty smells when A/C runs.

Cabin Air Filter Replacement Service

Your cabin air filter removes dust, pollen, mold spores, and other particles from the air you breathe inside your vehicle. A dirty filter does not effectively remove airborne particles, makes A/C work harder, and can produce unpleasant smells.

What We Do 

Grease Monkey technicians will locate your old cabin air filter, remove it, and replace it with a new filter based on your user manual’s recommendations.

How Often Do You Need to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter?

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend a cabin air filter replacement every 12 months/15,000 miles or as needed. Your user manual will include this information.

Vehicle air conditioning services require certified technicians to remove and replace refrigerants safely. Our Grease Monkey technicians have the training to diagnose and repair your cabin A/C. Find a Grease Monkey Near You Today!

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