Is Your Car’s Air Conditioning Blowing Hot?

It gets hot and humid in Kansas City. Is your vehicle’s air conditioning blowing hot, or not working at all? We all know how miserable it can be when your air conditioning isn’t working correctly, and you’re trying to stay comfortable in your car while driving around Kansas City. Lucky for you, the I-70 Auto Service team has the right solution for getting the A/C system in your vehicle operating as it should.

Here at I-70 Auto Service, we have done a lot of research on automotive air conditioning system, and we’ve made some conclusions. Older methods of servicing A/C systems in your car can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and costly. To combat this, we’ve invested in the Bullseye Leak Detection System, and it’s the latest thing out. Here is a video explaining what the Bullseye Leak Detection System is and what it can do. The I-70 Auto Service team is excited to have this tool, for it makes leak detection in automotive A/C systems go much faster, which costs the customers less.

With the Bullseye Leak Detection System, our ASE-Certified auto technicians can hook it into a vehicle’s air conditioning system to begin analysis for leaks. This tool places CO2 into the A/C system and then tests for leaks via electronic leak detection to help single out the leak. When you have hard to find leaks, it has a foam that you put on there, and it changes the color of the foam from a neutral color to red.

The the best part about the Bullseye Leak Detection System is that it can detect leaks in an hour. The older tools we used here at I-70 Auto Service made freon leaks harder to find. Especially with small leaks, it generally takes auto repair shops days to find them. For example, here’s how we used to detect leaks in the air conditioning system:

We would charge up the car’s A/C system with a dye; then view it through UV glasses and a UV light, looking for the orange-colored leak. But it’s hard to find leaks with the old way, and it’s very time consuming for both the vehicle owner and our team. Why was the old method time-consuming? It’s because the car owners would have a fully charged vehicle and we’d need to have them go drive their car for 2 or 3 days; after that, have to bring it back to us for the leak inspection. The old leak detection method was an inconvenience and ate up a lot of time and money.

Make no mistake about it. Automotive A/C work is normally expensive, but with our Bullseye Leak Detection System, the time savings and money savings are bigger because we have better equipment that tests for even the smallest leaks within an hour. Pricing for A/C system leak repair will vary, but normally the testing with the Bullseye tool will cost $120 for the testing alone, and that doesn’t include freon refrigerant.

I-70 Auto Service is also equipped to do A/C work on hybrid vehicles, which is another great money saving option for hybrid owners who don’t want to have to visit the dealership for service. Of course, we’ve always serviced and repair gasoline-powered engines, but we are always keeping up with the latest technologies, so it’s important for us to include hybrids.  

Another thing that gets us excited about servicing auto A/C systems is the fact that we have two Robinair A/C Refrigerant machines. Our two Robinair A/C Refrigerant machines reclaim the refrigerant, so it doesn’t get out into the atmosphere and pollute. We have 2 of these machines to get our customers back on the road faster during the hot season. The Robinair machines help us to not only keep you cool, but to protect the environment too, and that’s important to all of us.

One thing is for sure at I-70 Auto Service:  You can count on terrific automotive air conditioning system service, regardless if you drive a personal vehicle or fleet vehicle. Our techs are ASE-Certified in air conditioning, and we are a leading auto repair center here in downtown Kansas City. Got questions about potential A/C leaks, or any other types of leaks in your vehicle? We have answers. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today.