The air conditioning system in your car, truck, van, or SUV is critical to your comfort throughout the year. If your AC isn’t blowing as cold as it should, or if the air pressure seems to have dropped, it’s time to head to Thompson Automotive for a diagnosis and repair recommendation.

The Colorado Climate Is Tough on A/C Components

Denver and the metro area experience a full range of seasonal weather that must be dealt with using modern means of air conditioning. During the hot, dry summers, your A/C compressor and evaporator work overtime to ensure that you’re not sweating and panting during your afternoon commute. And when winter comes, the defrost feature of your heater uses the same components, adding yet more wear and tear throughout the year.

Over time, constant use of precision air conditioning equipment will eventually result in deterioration of seals and o-rings, cracking and splitting of hoses, and loosening of fittings. Once these parts reach a critical point of failure, you’ll start experiencing some of the typical signs of air conditioning system breakdown, including:

  • Engine noise when AC is activated
  • Air not blowing cold
  • Reduced air pressure
  • Unresponsive AC (total failure)

The good news is that most air conditioning problems can be identified and corrected fairly quickly, especially when one of the ASE-certified mechanics at Thompson Automotive is working for you.

Early Detection Means Lower Costs

Taking action when you first notice a sign that your air conditioning may need service will save you money in the long term. This is because all AC components are meant to work in harmony with the ideal amount of refrigerant. Once seals, hoses, and fittings start to fail, refrigerant begins to leak into the ambient air. This is not only bad for our environment — it also affects your comfort, and if left unattended, it can potentially damage costly components such as the compressor or evaporator.

Peace of mind comes when you bring your vehicle to Thompson Automotive and learn about the current condition of your AC system. We’ll tell you what’s causing the problem and what repairs are suggested. The sooner we can replace failing system components, the higher chance we have of eliminating costly repairs later on down the road.
You may be relieved to learn that you simply need a few seals replaced and a refrigerant charge, something that can be done fairly quickly and inexpensively. The risk of not having this service done could mean thousands in repair costs within just a few short weeks or months.

Don’t Wait! Contact Thompson Automotive Today

Save time and money by contacting us today to schedule your air conditioning system diagnostic evaluation. We are conveniently located in Englewood, Colorado, and we proudly serve the entire Englewood, Littleton, and Denver area.