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1558 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
312.462.0070

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Auto A/C Evacuate & Recharge

FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE SERVICED HALF A MILLION AUTO AIR CONDITIONERS LAST YEAR.

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A/C Recharge Services at Firestone Complete Auto Care

If you're in need of a car A/C recharge service, look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer an A/C Evacuate and Recharge, where we void the air conditioning system of old refrigerant and then recharge the system with new refrigerant. We then inspect the car A/C system's pressure and temperature control to make sure everything is working correctly for a car air conditioner recharge service.

What is an A/C recharge?

During a car A/C recharge, your A/C system's old refrigerant is evacuated and replaced with new refrigerant to help ensure your air conditioning system is operating properly and keeping you comfortable. 

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, our A/C recharge service starts with the Firestone A/C Performance Check, wherein one of our experienced tire and auto service professionals:

 

  • Visually inspects all A/C components
  • Runs a performance test
  • Performs a system state of charge test
  • Performs a system control test
  • Performs a leak test using an approved electronic leak detector

How do you know if your car's A/C needs to be recharged?

You'll know when to recharge your car's A/C when you notice that the system isn't cooling properly. It may take longer than usual to cool down or it might not blow cold air at all. These A/C issues could be due to leaking refrigerant. If you're experiencing any car A/C problems, it's time to get our car A/C recharge service. 

How often does a car A/C need to be recharged?

If your air conditioning is functioning as it should, the refrigerant in your vehicle shouldn't leak. Though small leaks may occur over time, they are usually not enough to impact A/C performance. For this reason, there is normally not a maintenance or service schedule for recharging your air conditioning system. The best way to tell if it is time for an A/C recharge is to pay attention to your system's performance. If it feels like your vehicle isn't blowing as cold as it used to or has stopped blowing cold completely, it might be time to schedule your appointment for an A/C recharge service.

Why you should leave it to the professionals

There are various types of at-home A/C recharge kits on the market. However, adding new refrigerant without evacuating the old, potentially contaminated refrigerant won't ensure that you are getting the best performance from your vehicle's A/C system. Just topping off the refrigerant may or may not bring the cold air conditioning back and if it does bring the cold air back, the question will be for how long because the leak was never fixed. Without diagnosing the root cause of the problem, any benefit will be short term at best. Further, be aware that adding too much refrigerant can reduce the system's cooling ability and potentially cause the whole system to shut off. 

 

Maximize your car's air conditioning by visiting a Firestone Complete Auto Care for car A/C recharge service near you.

Where to get an A/C recharge

Is it time to recharge your vehicle's air conditioning system? Schedule an appointment at a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you for car A/C recharge and repair services

 

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