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Your car’s air conditioner is invaluable when the warmer weather sets in. Even though fall is just around the corner, it’s important to keep your car’s air conditioner fully charged so it works efficiently when you need it most. Here is an overview of how your auto mechanic can recharge your car’s air conditioner with refrigerant.

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Top Off

One way to recharge your car’s air conditioner with refrigerant is called a “top off.” This is generally the cheapest way to recharge your automobile’s air conditioner. When you go in for a top-off, your automotive professional will charge refrigerant into your car, which will join the refrigerant that currently resides there. Unfortunately, a top-off relies on your automotive professional’s best guess as to how much refrigerant is the perfect amount for your car.

Evacuation and Recharge

An evacuation and recharge is a more thorough method of recharging your car’s air conditioner. During this process, your mechanic will drain your vehicle of its remaining refrigerant and recycle its impurities. Then it is recharged into the car along with the new refrigerant. In this case, your vehicle can be charged with exactly the correct amount of refrigerant for your car.

Repair or Replace Leaking Components

The permanent solution to keeping your car’s air conditioner full of refrigerant is to fix any leaks that have developed over time. However, leaks can sometimes be hard to find. Automotive professionals may use an electronic leak detector in addition to dye and a black light in order to find the leak. The smaller the leak is, the longer it will take to drain your refrigerant.

If you have questions about recharging your car’s air conditioner with refrigerant call Murray’s Auto Clinics at 301-585-7557. We are an auto maintenance service that specializes in emissions and brake repair, as well as air conditioning and heater service. If you would like to know more about our auto repair and maintenance services, do not hesitate to visit our website.