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    • Jim F, 05/09/2015

      I have been coming to MIA for 15 years and have always been treated fairly with care of my vehicle being priority one here. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and always have a smile. I will continue to go there as long as Ron and Cory are there.  

      Edward H, 05/01/2015

      I had an engine issue the day before. Took the vehicle F-150 to Mid Island Automotive first thing next morning with no appointment. Met Cory in the parking lot, asked me what was wrong. Told him, he asked for my keys and the vehicle was repaired that day. Really Awesome Service, as usual! Thank You Mid […]

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Car Air Conditioning Repair

Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for the Nanaimo BC area. Most of us in Nanaimo we don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air.

The refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. When enough refrigerant leaks out, your air conditioner still makes cold air, but the parts don’t have enough oil to protect them and they wear out faster than they should so it’s important to service the air conditioner as recommended by your Nanaimo BC service center.

Replacing old refrigerant has another benefit: refrigerant tends to gather moisture and become corrosive. That causes leaks in the system which can be expensive to repair. Fresh refrigerant protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiency so it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you cool.

Even with regular service A/C parts can just wear out. Normal wear and tear eventually gets to all moving parts.

Addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road. For instance, a common failure is the clutch that turns the compressor on and off. If you can take care of a bad A/C clutch when it first starts having problems, you may be able to save the compressor. Wait too long and you’ll have to replace both.

Check your owner’s manual or ask your Nanaimo service advisor at Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd for service recommendations. And if you’re hearing strange sounds when your air conditioning turns on, or if it just isn’t as cold as it used to be, have us give it the once over and see what it’ll take to keep you cool.