Hot Summer Calls for Cool A/C

Hot Summer chart

How often should my A/C be inspected?

What’s the air feeling in your ride? Are you refreshed and cooled with full air flow when your A/C is pumping? Well, if you answered positively, then you’re in luck.

For those who didn’t answer in the positive: Don’t sweat, stop in for an A/C Performance Check and we’ll have you back rolling down those hot summer streets cooler than ever.


How often do I need my A/C system “recharged”?

Only when the cool breeze no longer feels as chilly as you remember. Simple enough. Now, it is true that a well maintained A/C system can go its entire life without needing a recharge. But, that’s if you’re extremely lucky.

If you start noticing your A/C isn’t reaching those refreshingly cool temperatures, have your system inspected.

Hot car

How many parts make up a car A/C system?

Your A/C system consists of five major parts, all working together to cool you off and all your passengers.

AC diagram

Your A/C system also consists of hoses and refrigerant charging ports, but the significant work occurs in these five parts:

  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Receiver dryer or Accumulator
  • Orifice tube or Expansion valve
  • Evaporator

No matter what part needs service or maintenance, Hillside Auto Repair is here for you. We can get you back on the road, cool as a cucumber, and beating the summer heat!