Air conditioning systems are made up of three main parts: the condenser, compressor, and evaporator The symptoms of a malfunctioning air conditioning system are generally pretty easy to recognize. It’s not an uncommon problem for the AC to stop working, and repairs are usually simple enough. In many cases, the air conditioning system in the automobile can lose its refrigerant. When this happens, the overall pressure in the system drops. If the level of refrigerant is reduced to a certain amount, the system no longer have the required pressure needed in order to operate.
Often, a recharge is all that is required to get your air conditioning system back up and running again. A recharge is the process of “refilling” the refrigerant back into the system. Luckily, this is a relatively routine service. The diagnoses usually requires a pressure check to ensure that there are not any noticeable leaks, followed by a recharge and retest. Once everything checks out, most drivers are back on the road with cool air the same day.