Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Minneapolis require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of anothe... read more
Most Minneapolis drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.
Now here's a tip for Minneapolis vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during MN winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out.
The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your vehicle windshield during MN winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost s... read more
Minneapolis drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished whene... read more
Most MN auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills.Why is it important for Minneapolis area drivers to get routine maintenance on their air conditi... read more
Warm weather or cold, Minneapolis drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Minneapolis people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Uptown Imports, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on.
Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to p... read more
Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Minneapolis, but not in your vehicle. When Minneapolis residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around MN has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs.A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The sy... read more
Hey Minneapolis! Let's talk about one of our MN summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Minneapolis drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool.
Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadicall... read more
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