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Does Your Audi Need an A/C Recharge?

If you drive an Audi, then you probably want it to stay in good condition for as long as possible. One critical aspect of your Audi's maintenance is the air conditioning system. You may have noticed that your Audi's A/C is not working as well as it used to after some time. If this is the case for you, your vehicle may be due for an A/C recharge.

First, it's essential to understand that air conditioning systems in cars are closed systems, which means they should not lose refrigerant unless there is a leak. So, if your air conditioner is not blowing cold air, there's a chance that the refrigerant is low. This is where the A/C recharge comes into play. A/C recharging is the process of adding refrigerant, the cooling agent, to the A/C system to allow your vehicle to resume blowing cold air. 

Here are some signs that your Audi may need an A/C recharge:

  • The air coming from the vents is not as cold as it used to be
  • There is warm air blowing from the A/C vents
  • The A/C system is making unusual noises
  • The A/C system is emitting strange smells

The auto repair specialists technicians at Central Import Automotive will be able to tell if your system needs a recharge or if there is another A/C problem on the line.

An A/C recharge is not a permanent fix. If your Audi's A/C system is constantly low on freon or refrigerant, it most likely points to a leak. Therefore, simply adding more refrigerant to the system will not solve the problem. 

You should have your A/C system inspected at least once a year and have it serviced every two years. Bring your vehicle to Central Import Automotive today, so our technicians can determine if an A/C recharge is necessary.