Air Conditioning / AC

Air conditioning in Georgia's summer heat is a must! There’s few things as frustrating as getting into your hot car on a 90+ degree day and finding out your A/C doesn’t work. When considering air conditioning repair, most car AC systems stop working due to a refrigerant or Freon charge problem. It could be that your car's air conditioning system has a leak and all or some of the gas has leaked out. Whether it’s an A/C condenser, A/C compressor, evaporator, hose or gasket seal that is leaking, there can’t be any leaks in your system.  Our ASE certified mechanics at Team Ryan Automotive can find the cause of your car air conditioning concerns and fix it right the first time!

Looking for Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Recharge Service in Buford GA?

Think of your auto A/C just like your refrigerator at home; same components but your refrigerator leads a nice comfortable life nestled into its spot in the kitchen. Never hitting any potholes or getting hit by flying road debris that can cause damage to sensitive components. Your car or truck AC has a more challenging job and needs a qualified mechanic to provide maintenance on occasion. 

A/C Refrigerant Recharge

If your cars AC system is found to be low on freon, we’ll need to first add some dye and new refrigerant in order to get the system running to find the leak. The ultraviolet dye will circulate through the air conditioning system and be forced out wherever there is a leak. Using a black light, we should be able to actually see the leak as it’s happening. Or if the leak is really small, you may need to drive it a while using the air conditioning for the leak to show itself. We can then retest the system with our dye light and also a refrigerant gas detector for those hidden areas that aren’t visible like in your dash board.

A/C Diagnosis & Repair

Another possibility is an electrical malfunction like a fuse, wiring issue or a control component has stopped working. In this case, we need to first confirm that the air conditioning system is fully charged with Freon before beginning to diagnose an electrical problem.

Electrical diagnosis can be time consuming to find the problem, and the repair cost will then be determined by what has failed. This is why it’s so important to have experienced ASE Certified mechanics working on your cars A/C system. A mechanic working on auto air conditioning systems needs to be well trained in heating and refrigeration as well as electrical diagnosis and repairs. It’s not uncommon to find both an electrical problem and an A/C recharge problem on the same vehicle. Often one of these can cause the other to happen if the system is not checked every year as maintenance.  We know how to isolate these potential areas quickly and keep your cost as low as possible!

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Another minor and often overlooked component to watch out for is your cabin air filter. This filter is responsible for trapping very small dust and pollen particles from getting into your vehicle and plugging your evaporator inside your dash, as well as causing breathing problems for you and your passengers. If this filter gets too clogged, your air conditioner won’t be able to breathe properly and the result will be very little cold air getting into your cars interior. This filter should be changed at the same time as your engine air filter, between 12,000 and 20,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Since the cabin air filter is hard to see sometimes, a good rule of thumb is to just have us change it every time your car reaches another 20,000 miles at most.

There’s no need to drive all the way to the dealership for Auto Air Conditioning Recharge Repair Service in Buford GA and put up with an inconvenient experience and higher prices. Our auto repair shop is serving the greater Buford GA area as well asSugar Hill GA, Suwanee GA, Braselton GA, Flowery Branch GA and surrounding communities.  If your vehicle is in need of air conditioning maintenance or repair, you can trust the professionals at Team Ryan Automotive to do the job right at a low, competitive price.

What's involved with a Cooling System Repair

The cooling system consists of a radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses, heater core, heater valve, cooling fan assembly, and various other parts that work together to remove and dissipate heat from a vehicle’s engine. Your vehicle’s cooling system is responsible for reducing the temperature inside your engine and preventing possible overheating. Excess heat can build in a variety of places in your vehicle’s engine. When the engine reaches maximum operating temperatures, the thermostat opens and releases antifreeze from the engine to the radiator, which initiates the circulatory flow to absorb excess heat. The antifreeze is also responsible for keeping other engine fluids from boiling or freezing. After the antifreeze flows through the engine, it cycles back to the radiator, where the excess heat escapes through the radiator’s walls. The antifreeze is cooled by the cooling fan and readied to be re-released into the engine to dissipate additional heat.

Benefits of Cooling System Repair

Over time, antifreeze breaks down, loses its rust inhibition capabilities and has reduced efficiency. If not drained and replaced, old antifreeze can lead to corrosion. During a cooling system service, our staff will drain the antifreeze from the radiator, flush the cooling system, and fill the radiator with new antifreeze. The cooling system’s cooling fan circulates air through the radiator and passes excess heat out of the engine. If the cooling fan malfunctions, your vehicle’s engine will overheat usually when not moving. During an inspection of the cooling system service, our experts will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt if equipped for cracks. Because the radiator is responsible for cooling the antifreeze as it circulates throughout the cooling system, a leak or a broken radiator hose can lead to major engine failure. A radiator pressure test is one way we can check for potential leaks or radiator damage. Ultimately, neglecting basic cooling system and radiator maintenance can lead to a potential radiator replacement and major engine or radiator repairs down the road.

Team Ryan Automotive proudly serves the Air Conditioning and Cooling System Repair needs of customers in Buford, GA, Sugar Hill, GA, Suwanee, GA and surrounding areas. So if you need your auto air conditioning repair & recharge service in Buford GA, stop into Team Ryan Automotive to talk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable A/C mechanics about your car AC recharge repair service. Or give us a call at 678.756.7926 and we’ll be happy to help you with your concerns.

Areas Served: Buford GA | Sugar Hill GA | Suwanee GA | Braselton GA | Flowery Branch GA and surrounding areas