Dave Reeves of Santa Clarita’s Reeves Complete Auto Center Inc. sat down with KHTS in-studio to discuss vehicle air conditioning service and repair.
Reeves is an auto expert that has debunked common known myths within the auto world. This Santa Clarita auto expert came into the KHTS studio to talk more on air conditioning service and repair.
Hot temperatures are continuing this summer, and it is important that drivers around the valley have operating air conditioners in their vehicles.
Reeves began the session with a little myth busters’ action by debunking the known myth that a vehicle’s air conditioning should be turned off when driving up steep inclines for many miles. It seems as though this common known myth is a bit outdated, as Reeves explains:
“That was the olden days – cars weren’t equipped as well as they are now with the cooling systems and the fans and whatnot,” he said. “Very, very rarely will you run into a problem, unless you’re driving an old car.”
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A lot of newer vehicles have interval maintenance that handle everything a driver needs, but in the case that a vehicle gets too hot, auto expert Reeves advises that a coolant flush service should be performed on a vehicle’s air conditioner.
Do you know the signs of a needed air conditioning service? If you don’t, we are here to tell you: It is commonly known that air conditioning service is usually required when an unusual noise can be heard during its operation, a sign that could indicate there might be an active issue with the fan or the blower.
If a driver notices a difference in airflow between the vents in their vehicle, it can typically mean that there are low Freon levels or a faulty actuator. Need not worry if you have a newer car, because as Reeves states, “Relatively speaking, AC usually lasts on an average car, I’d say, maybe 75-85,000 miles before you’ll actually start having a problem.”
According to Reeves, if a vehicle’s air conditioner is working properly, the air conditioning system should be able to bring the vehicle’s temperature to around 50-60 degrees below the outside air temperature.
“On a 100-degree day, you’re going to be able to be about 40 to 45 degrees inside your car,” he said. “That’s as cold as it’s going to get; it can’t work any harder.”
At Reeves Complete Auto Center, an air conditioning inspection takes about 20 minutes, and can help keep drivers informed of any and all vehicle issues that are in need of repair. As Reeves stated, the goal is “to make sure that your car is road-worthy.”
Reeves Complete Auto Center is a local Santa Clarita automotive center specializing in a wide variety of automotive maintenance and repair services including brakes, oil change, tune ups, engine repair, transmission repair, lifetime oil change, and general maintenance and service. With over 25 years in the automotive industry, Reeves Auto Center aims to serve all customers with quality and value.
Reeves Complete Auto Center inc.
26821 RUETHER AVE UNIT # G
Santa Clarita, CA 91355