Most bus and truck owners don’t get their AC serviced until it fails. Maintaining a vehicle AC system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. If you don’t service your vehicle’s AC, its mechanical parts may continue to work, but the cooling power will be lost, and the system will start to sustain serious damages. These damages will result in higher costs of repairing or even replacing some parts. So it is important to get your vehicle checked by an ac repair technician at least once a year.
Signs that your vehicle needs ac repair
There are many warning signs that your bus or truck needs ac repair. These include:
Lack of cool air and limited airflow
The most noticeable sign that your vehicle needs ac repair is that your air con is not emitting any cold air whatsoever. Its inability to create a cold climate in the vehicle may suggest weak airflow, which means air is struggling to make it through the vents due to a blockage.
A strange smell
Unpleasant and burning odours clearly warn that something is wrong with the air conditioning system. It indicates that a mould is growing in the system, so it immediately needs to be replaced.
Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape, which means that the system can’t cool the air well.
Low refrigerant causes inconsistent cooling. Along with the refrigerant, a special oil circulates in the system. The oil lubricates air conditioning components and keeps the seals resilient. Small leaks in the air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape, which means that the system can’t cool the air well.
Therefore, low refrigerant and lubricating oil mean that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely.
Noise and unusual temperature
Your air conditioning system makes a loud noise when you turn it on. Also, there may be unexpected temperature changes. It may be either too hot or too cold to the point that you can’t tolerate it.
How do we do AC repair at PLS services?
1. AC repair and maintenance service at PLS Automobile Services starts with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. The compressor is driven by a belt from the engine, often the serpentine belt, so it’s inspected for cracks or wear and tear.
2. Our expert team checks the AC compressor and other components for proper operation by our expert team. Then comes the leak test.
3. If a leak is detected, often in a hose or connection, it’s repaired, and the whole system is retested.
4. If needed, the old refrigerant is drained, and the system is recharged with clean, fresh refrigerant. A final test ensures that the AC is working such that there are no repeat complaints which means you’re satisfied, and ultimately, we are.
Usually, preventive maintenance is better than breakdown maintenance, and that is what we advise our customers.
How often this should be done at PLS varies from vehicle to vehicle. Your vehicle owner’s manual will have the manufacturer’s recommendation, and, of course, your friendly and knowledgeable expert advisor here at PLS can inform you about the same.
What are the benefits of maintaining your vehicle's ac?
Maintaining the air conditioning system removes airborne contaminants and replaces bad components. It maintains a vehicle’s value and has several benefits such as:
Optimised performance of the vehicle
Enhanced air quality
Better fuel economy
Reduced cost of repairs
Why do people choose us?
When it comes to automobile services, you know where to look. We never compromise on the quality we promise and deliver to our clients.
Having experience of more than 16 years means that we are ready to tackle any problem that comes head-on! So you can be very sure that we'll fix your problem.
The service that we offer is high on value and low on your pocket.
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