Air Conditioning Service

The air conditioning unit in your vehicle operates similarly to a refrigerator. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside of it.

Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit has six major components:

  • The refrigerant carries heat. In modern cars, refrigerant is a substance called R-134a. Older cars’ refrigerant is called r-12 freon, which is more expensive and difficult to find than R-134a.
  • The compressor circulates and compresses refrigerant within the vehicle’s cooling system.
  • Your vehicle’s condenser changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat from the car.
  • The expansion valve (sometimes called the orifice tube) is a nozzle that simultaneously drops the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow and atomize it.
  • Your vehicle’s evaporator transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car.
  • The receiver or dryer filters your vehicle’s refrigerant and oil, removing moisture and other contaminants from them.When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system, the compressor works by putting the refrigerant under pressure, sending it to the condensing coils, which are generally in front of your vehicle’s radiator. The condenser expels hot air to outside the car, cooling the air within the vehicle. When this happens, the refrigerant is cooled, and it changes form a gas to a liquid, which then passes through the expansion valve and to the evaporator.
  • Once the evaporator receives the liquid-state refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the vehicle’s interior. If you keep your air conditioning unit turned on, the refrigerant goes through this cycle continuously.

If any of these components is damaged, it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. Your vehicle’s air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve. When your air conditioning unit is not working as it should, bring your vehicle to OKC Garage. One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all lines, the evaporator and the compressor for leaks and wear.

A/C & Heating Service

When it is hot outside your car, you want it to be cool inside your car. OKC Garage offers complete auto air conditioning services and auto AC repair to prevent problems from happening and to fix them fast when they do. We are right here in Edmond, ready to keep you cool in the Oklahoma heat. Bring your vehicle by for a free estimate or give us a call today at 405-551-8200. We offer fast, courteous service. We’ll have you back on the road in comfort.

Auto AC Repair: Visual Inspection Service

We check your entire auto A/C system for signs of leakage. We look for refrigerant leaks, disconnected, broken, or corroded wires and connections, bad fuses, malfunctioning condenser fins, damaged compressor clutches, compressor drive belt tension problems. We check for plugged evaporator drain tubes and poor insulation. Our thorough inspection service ensures that your auto air conditioner will serve you when the heat comes.

Auto AC Repair: Reclaim, Recover, Recycle Service

OKC Garage can save you money by retrieving the air coolant (Freon) remaining in your system, reprocessing it, and reuse it when recharging your system. You save money, because we only charge you for the auto AC refrigerant needed to fill your system back up to the required level. We even replace the dryer filters when needed. This ensures that your system is working at its maximum capacity and efficiency, which also lengthens the life of your AC system.

Auto AC Repair: Vacuum Testing Service

We will vacuum test your auto A/C system and remove any air or moisture that may damage the system in the long run. Moisture in the AC system can be a serious problem, because it can reduce the performance of your system. The condensation of water can cause the AC system to freeze and the water particles can corrode parts of the system and cause long-term damage. OKC Garage’s vacuum service will remove your worries about this problem.

Auto AC Repair: Dye UV Leak Detection Service

There are some leak problems that are not easily visible with the naked eye. OKC Garage’s skilled auto technicians will add ultraviolet dye to your AC system and circulate it. If there is a leak, the dye will exit through the leaky spot and our technician will know exactly what needs to be fixed.

Auto AC Repair: Add Freon Service

If all you need is additional Freon, we’ll gladly add what you need to your system. No job is too small, if it gets our customer what they need.