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Auto AC Repair & Recharge Service

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Auto AC Repair & Recharge Service

Winter is coming, don´t  freeze take your car  to  maintenance.

Cowichan Auto Repair’s A/C professionals are here to diagnose your vehicle’s A/C &  Heating system issues and get your car’s A/C back up and running fast.

Common Auto A/C & Heating Systems issues include:

  • Hot air blowing out of the A/C

  • Lack of pressure when the air blows out

  • Failure to blow air at all

  • Lack of maintenance 

  • Dirty or clogged filters 

  • Overrun heat pump

A/C Performance Check

At Cowichan Auto Repair, all of your A/C repair and A/C services will be handled by certified mechanics and technicians. Your vehicle’s A/C problems can stem from many issues, including a Freon leak from a cracked O-ring seal in the A/C line, a worn out filter/condenser, a loose wire, or excessive heat radiation from the engine. Our technicians will figure out the root of your car’s A/C problem. They will thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s entire Air Conditioning system looking for leaks and other issues (e.g. warren hoses, O-rings, or seals, loose A/C fittings) and, should they find them, have the experience to put them right and get you back on the road in comfort.

Our Air Conditioning Performance Check includes:

  • Visually inspects all A/C components

  • Runs a performance test

  • Checks the operation of the A/C compressor

  • Performs a system state of charge test

  • Performs a system control test

  • Performs a leak test using an approved electronic leak detector

Auto A/C Repair

Once our technicians have completed their A/C diagnoses, we can discuss their findings and figured out the what, if any, repair work needs to be done. Our automotive mechanics and technicians can repair all aspects of your vehicle’s A/C, including:

  • O-rings, seals and hoses

  • Compressors and compressor clutches

  • Evaporators and condensers

  • Driers, receivers and accumulators

  • Switches, controls, modules and relays

  • Blower motors and resistors

A/C Recharge Service

If you’re in need of a car A/C recharge service, look no further than Cowichan Auto Care. We offer an A/C Evacuate and Recharge where we void the air conditioning system of old Freon and then recharge the system with new Freon. 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.

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  • I hear a grinding noise when I step on the brakes. Should I be concerned?
    Whether it’s a squeal or a grind, brake noise means the brake system needs some attention. Bring your vehicle to Cowichan Auto Repair, and we’ll be happy to take a look.
  • My brake pedal feels spongy. Why?
    If you have to press the brake pedal farther or harder than usual to stop, there could be a hydraulic or mechanical brake problem. We suggest you bring your car in for a brake inspection as soon as you can.
  • How often should I change my brake fluid?
    The most accurate answer is as often as your owner’s manual suggests. Some manufacturers recommend new brake fluid as often as every two years. You also need to change your brake fluid if it contains too much copper. Copper is measured in parts per million, and the industry-accepted limit is 200 ppm. Any more than that and the fluid no longer meets design specifications and should be replaced.
  • The car pulls to the right or left when I step on the brakes. Why?
    You may have a hydraulic brake problem, a mechanical problem, or a steering or chassis issue. A thorough inspection will tell us for sure.
  • Do I have to change my brake fluid?
    You don’t have to change your brake fluid, but consider this: When the brake fluid shows signs of high levels of copper content, the additives in the brake fluid are breaking down. This increases acid levels, and causes erosion of parts and possible damage to Anti-Lock Brake System components. Today’s anti-lock brake systems are expensive – some parts cost thousands of dollars, not including labor. Changing your brake fluid protects this investment.
  • My car shakes when I hit the brakes. What's going on?
    It’s possibly a sign that your rotors need attention, but we’ll know for sure once we take a look.
  • I only have 15,000 kms on my car and my brakes are squeaking. Do I need new brakes already?
    Probably not, but whether it’s a squeal or a grind, brake noise means the brake system needs some attention. Bring your vehicle to Cowichan Auto Repair, and we’ll be happy to take a look.
  • How long do brake pads and rotors last?
    All brake pads and rotors wear down. The rate at which this happens depends on your driving style. Cars that drive in town with lots of stop-and-goes will consume brake friction material much faster than cars that drive primarily on highways. Vehicle loads are the other factor. The heavier your car is, the more braking power it requires to stop.
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