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Air Conditioning Maintenance at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Warm weather or cold, TULSA drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most TULSA people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Cartec Automotive 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 Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA.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 TULSA vehicle owners know that air conditioning repairs can ... read more

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A Cold Day in TULSA ? Air Conditioning Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Most TULSA drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy OK 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 TULSA rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of TULSA 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.TULSA 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 refrigerant, and wa ... read more

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To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air conditioning breaks in the fall and you live in a climate where it gets quite cold in the winter.  Should you get it fixed now, wait until spring since it won't get warm until then or maybe not get it fixed at all? That can be a tough decision.  There are several reasons air conditioning in vehicles break.  One is fairly simple: It could be an electrical problem, perhaps a relay or solenoid is not turning on the system.  It's also a fairly inexpensive repair and doesn't require hours of labor. Or, the problem is that the coolant has leaked out.  Your service facility can find the leak and replace the parts that are leaking.  With a refrigerant recharge ... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around TULSA. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for TULSA drivers that visit Cartec Automotive 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 Cartec Automotive Service service advisor for an air conditioning system inspection to make sure everything is up to spec.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 74135918.771.4210  

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Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Most OK 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 TULSA 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.TULSA 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 is sic ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

TULSA 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 Cartec Automotive Service will uncover any potential problems and identify any necessary repairs needed to get TULSA drivers on the road to cool air once again.Give us a call.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 7413591

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Keep Your Cool in TULSA: Air Conditioning Service

Most TULSA drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for TULSA vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during OK 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 OK winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost setting should help. Now on some TULSA 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. TULSA drivers should periodically purge the system and replace the refrigerant to remove the air and water.OK drivers would be wise to learn the early warnin ... read more

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Tulsa Summer Heat

Tulsa Summer Heat

  The summer heat is moving back into Tulsa this weekend. Come on in and have your A/C checked by one of our technicians while you enjoy a cup of coffee. Our outstanding waiting area makes you feel like you never left home

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Air Conditioning Service in TULSA

Hey TULSA! Let's talk about one of our OK summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for TULSA 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 Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA. When most TULSA 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 TULSA drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can le ... read more

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