Air Conditioning

Palmer's Auto Repair Air Conditioning Button imageMany folks don’t realize that air conditioning was originally invented to control the moisture in print paper before running a printing press.  It allowed for perfect color registration by controlling the expansion and contraction of the paper.  That’s why your AC is the best way to defog your car.  Wait until the car has warmed up some, and then turn the AC on. The windows will be clear in about a minute.  Your air conditioning is a year round auto component and air conditioning maintenance is critical to safe operation of your vehicle.

Many of us wait until the air conditioning quits before we have anything done to it.  Air conditioning repair is expensive compared to air conditioning maintenance.  Having air conditioning service performed regularly can avoid down time and more important regular maintenance can keep expensive components like the compressor running perfectly for years.  We at Palmers include air conditioning as part of your spring and fall check ups.  For a full list of what we do just give us a call at (503) 654-4343.

At Palmer’s in Milwaukie, we do more than check the refrigerant pressure and make sure the right amount has been installed.  We also inspect hoses, tubing, compressor bearings, clean the condenser fins, check AC cooling fan operation, and inspect and replace cabin air filter.  The cabin air filter exists in nearly all cars after 1995.  They capture pollen and dust,  and will hamper air conditioning and heater air flow if they get clogged, and they often do.  We also check the pulleys and serpentine belt to ensure smooth operation and the longest life possible.