How to Check Your Auto Air Conditioning Refrigerant

Your auto air-conditioning seems not as cool as before. Your car seems stuffier than usual and the first thought that comes to mind is that your car is low on refrigerant or commonly known as air cond gas. Beware that changing your air-conditioning refrigerant means emptying the remaining and filling it up again. You’ll be charged for what may not seem to be the problem (air conditioners have lots of places that could cause loss of coolness).

If you want to be sure that your car’s air conditioner is low on refrigerant, pop open your hood and peek inside. Make sure that your car engine is running and the air conditioner (set to maximum coolness) is switched on.

Locate a tube that has a glass opening for viewing. If needed, wipe the glass clean so that you get a good view of what’s inside. If you see bubbling liquid similar to boiling water, it means that you have sufficient refrigerant. If not, you need to top it up.

Auto Air Refrigerant

The picture below demonstrates what I saw under the hood this morning when I checked. The liquid is bubbling alright which means that I have enough refrigerant.

[tags]refrigerant, gas, auto air, air conditioner, air conditioning, air cond,[/tags]

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