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Automotive Tips from Pickering's Auto Service: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Lakewood 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 whenever refrigerant is added.An air conditioning inspection at Pickering's Auto Service will uncover any potential problems and identify any necessary repairs needed to get Lakewood drivers on the road to cool air once again.Give us a call.Pickering's Auto Service90 S Wadsworth BlvdLakewood, CO 80226303.237.7717http://www.PickeringsAuto.com

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Keep Your Cool in Lakewood: Air Conditioning Service

Most Lakewood drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Lakewood vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during CO 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 CO winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost setting should help. Now on some Lakewood cars you can't run the A/C at the same time as the defroster. Don't ask me why, but I suspect lawyers were involved.Also, air and water can get into the A/C system. That can reduce the efficiency of the system and also lead to corrosion that causes damage. Lakewood drivers should periodically purge the system and replace the refrigerant to remove the air and water.CO drivers would be wise to learn the e ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Pickering's Auto Service: Air Conditioning Inspection

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 Lakewood 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 another worn or damaged part that will, if not replaced, prematurely damage the new component.Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood is fully equipped to restore your flow of cool air.Pickering's Auto Service90 S Wadsworth BlvdLakewood, CO 80226303.237.7717http://www.PickeringsAuto.com  

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Automotive Tips from Pickering's Auto Service: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Lakewood. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Lakewood drivers that visit Pickering's Auto Service is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks various components.Leaks can develop at seals and gaskets and may reduce the amount of refrigerant, causing the system to work too hard to compensate. Dirty components can have the same consequences.Ask your Pickering's Auto Service service advisor for an air conditioning system inspection to make sure everything is up to spec.Pickering's Auto Service90 S Wadsworth BlvdLakewood, CO 80226303.237.7717http://www.PickeringsAuto.com  

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Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood

Most CO 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 Lakewood area drivers to get routine maintenance on their air conditioning system? First, the refrigerant contains an added lubricant. As the refrigerant circulates through the air conditioning system, its parts are lubricated. This constant lubrication keeps the parts functioning well. But over time, this lubricant is used up, and without it, the parts will eventually seize up and fail.Lakewood folks should understand, however, that the air conditioner will continue to pump out cool air even without the lubricant, so you won't know the system i ... read more

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A Cold Day in Lakewood ? Air Conditioning Service at Pickering's Auto Service

Most Lakewood drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy CO highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Lakewood rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of Lakewood drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keep the vehicle running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very expensive.Lakewood drivers should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the efficiency of the refriger ... read more

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Air Conditioning Maintenance at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood

Warm weather or cold, Lakewood drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Lakewood people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Pickering's Auto Service, 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 properly do the job. Small leaks in the vehicle's air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood.The refrigerant also contains oil that lubricates air conditioning components and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and all Lakewood vehicle owners know that air conditioning rep ... read more

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Air Conditioning Service in Lakewood

Hey Lakewood! Let's talk about one of our CO summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Lakewood 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 sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked at Pickering's Auto Service in Lakewood. When most Lakewood folks hear the words "air conditioning problems." it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's hard to repair.What things can Lakewood drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water ... read more

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Lakewood Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Lakewood, but not in your vehicle. When Lakewood 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 CO 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 system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system and making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system for Lakewood residents, so it cools better and lasts longer.Lakewood drivers should also run ... read more

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