A/C Evacuation & Recharge

At C&R, we understand the importance of regular preventive maintenance to keep your car’s air conditioning system operating at its peak. And we also know that a little cool breeze on a hot day will make a big difference during drive time.

The function of an air conditioner is to help remove the heat and humidity from inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Powered by a belt, the air conditioning compressor compresses the refrigerant to pressurize it and pump it through the system. The refrigerant is pushed through a valve where pressure and temperature are reduced. The now-cool refrigerant travels through the evaporator in the passenger compartment. As a result, cooled air is blown into your vehicle. This refrigerant returns to the compressor, where the cycle begins once again.

Our service is designed as a periodic maintenance service rather than a detailed troubleshooting or repair service. C&R technicians are certified through an EPA approved training program. C&R technicians begin the service by checking for signs of leaks. C&R does not recommend servicing systems with detected leaks*.

Our certified technicians:

  • visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt for cracks or damage
  • visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage
  • check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components
  • evacuate refrigerant from the system
  • vacuum test the system
  • recharge the air conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant to the system capacity according to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications

Performing these services helps to improve the cooling efficiency resulting in a more comfortable cabin temperature. It also helps preserve the life of the air conditioning system.

* Federal, state and local laws apply