Your car’s automotive air conditioning system is designed to help turn a hot afternoon into a cool, comfortable ride whether you’re dealing with downtown traffic in Chicago or a scenic country road in Northwest Indiana. At Jiffy Lube, we understand the importance of regular preventive maintenance to keep your car’s air conditioning system operating at its peak. And we also know that a little cool breeze on a hot day will make a big difference during drive time.
Below is a more detailed description of our Air Conditioning Repair and AC Recharge services:
The function of an air conditioner is to help remove the heat and humidity from inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Powered by a belt, the air conditioning compressor compresses the refrigerant to pressurize it and pump it through the system. The refrigerant is pushed through a valve where pressure and temperature are reduced. The now-cool refrigerant travels through the evaporator in the passenger compartment. As a result, cooled air is blown into your vehicle. This refrigerant returns to the compressor, where the cycle begins once again.
Our service is designed as a periodic maintenance service rather than a detailed troubleshooting or repair service. Jiffy Lube® technicians are certified through an EPA approved training program. Jiffy Lube® technicians begin the service by checking for signs of leaks. Jiffy Lube® does not recommend servicing systems with detected leaks*.
Jiffy Lube® certified technicians:
- visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt for cracks or damage
- inspect interior ac cabin filter
- visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage
- check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components
- evacuate refrigerant from the system
- vacuum test the system
- recharge the air conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant to the system capacity according to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications
Performing this service helps improve the cooling efficiency resulting in a more comfortable cabin temperature. It also helps preserve the life of the air conditioning system.
* Federal, state and local laws apply.
These services are available at most Jiffy Lube locations in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. Visit our Store Locator for specific addresses and phone numbers.