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Getting the A/C fixed in your car for summer

Air conditioning in your car is important for health.

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Air conditioning in your vehicle is an important component of health management in summer.

Tuesday May 28, 2024 | SOOKE, BC

by Island Social Trends

Hot summer weather is coming soon. Vehicle owners will of course appreciate no-fuss air cooling as they drive.

Anyone with an older vehicle in particular wants to pay attention to keeping the air conditioning (A/C) in good working order.

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Air conditioning repair at a vehicle repair shop. [web]

Comfort and health:

If you drive a car that has no A/C, you are about to experience an uncomfortable and sweaty ride. People with health concerns about stable air temperature (e.g. related to stroke or age) will of course want proper air conditioning that works well in their vehicle.

Having a properly working A/C in your car can keep you and other passengers cool and comfortable during the entire ride. Certified technicians are highly trained in A/C recharge and evacuation and can assess interior climate control issues.

Heatstroke experienced in cars is a serious condition and can be deadly. Hyperthermia sets in as it gives up on dissipating the heat and can no longer maintain a normal core body temperature. Heatstroke is the leading cause of death in vehicles (excluding crashes) for those 14 and younger.

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Car parts:

The main function of the air conditioner in your car is to cool the air that is coming into your passenger compartment using 3 main parts: the condenser, evaporator, and compressor.


Vehicle technicians will first want to hear what you’re experiencing with lack of or failing A/C. Knowing the symptoms will help lead to the right fix.

Technicians will perform a visual inspection of the air conditioning compressor drive belt, serpentine belt, and all other accessible components for damage, leaks or cracks.

Then, they’ll inspect the operation of the air conditioning compressor. They’ll evacuate the refrigerant from the system if no damage or leaks are found, vacuum test it and recharge the A/C system with the help of an appropriate refrigerant that complies with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Dumont Tirecraft is at 2079 Otter Point Road in Sooke, BC.

Detecting damage or leaks to the A/C system of your vehicle sooner rather than later can save you both time and money, keeping you and everyone in your car cool and worry-free.

Dumont Tirecraft serves Greater Victoria:

Call Dumont Tirecraft full auto repair shop in Sooke for attention to your vehicle’s A/C.

Dumont Tirecraft has been operating for decades and has built a large clientele of people who — even if they don’t live in Sooke — make the drive to their shop for reliable, friendly service.

Their technicians are familiar with a wide range of vehicles, including older cars. They can service trucks and ATVs as well.

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