Technological advancements in recent years have made vehicle A/C air conditioner compressors, which are the heart of the vehicle A/C system, more dependable and less prone to failure. However, other potential problems in vehicles' A/C systems may contribute to placing air conditioner compressors in jeopardy.
- Leaks in the A/C system can lower refrigerant levels, which could have an adverse impact on compressor lubrication.
- Excessive heat in the compressor produced by clogged condensers might endanger the system in much the same way that a clogged radiator will cause an engine to overheat.
Problems such as these must be addressed so that the A/C compressor is not made to work any harder than it need to, which can lead to premature and unnecessary failure.
TIP: Overcharging a vehicle's A/C system with refrigerant can cause higher head pressures and heat, which are both bad for the A/C compressor.
Have your vehicle's A/C system checked before the summer heat is upon us.
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