Schedule an AC Check With Automotive Technology of West Islip

Summer is officially here and the weather is heating up outside. This can make driving your car, truck, or utility vehicle extremely uncomfortable, especially during your afternoon commute after work. Automotive Technology of West Islip would be happy to inspect your vehicle’s air conditioner to make sure it will provide you with cold and refreshing air every time you turn it on. The following are just some of the services that we do when you schedule an AC check with us.


We will test the compressor to make sure that it is capable of compressing the refrigerant from its original gas form into a liquid. We will also make certain that the compressor is ready to circulate that liquid through the air conditioning system. The reason why the compressor must be tested is that it tends to malfunction if it hasn’t been used in months. Naturally, you didn’t run your car’s air conditioner during the winter months.


Another thing that we will test and inspect is the condenser. This air conditioning system part is located directly behind the grille. The reason for the location is so that it can use the air that flows through the grille to cool off the air conditioning system refrigerant. The condenser can be damaged by debris that is small enough to fit through the grille slats. As such, we will check the condenser for damage and tested to make sure that it is working.

Condenser Fan

The condenser also uses a fan to help it cool off the refrigerant. This fan can also be damaged by road debris. In addition, if there is a problem with the electrical system, more on that below, the condenser fan may not work at all.

Electrical System

Speaking of the electrical system, we will test and inspect your vehicle’s electrical system to make sure there are zero problems. This includes the fuses that are related to the air conditioning system and the relays and switches. You need a safe and functional electrical system in order for your air conditioner to run every time you turn it on.


Finally, as we mentioned above, the refrigerant in the air conditioning system actually takes on two separate forms. First, it is a gas that can evaporate out of the system. Second, it is turned into a liquid that can leak out of the system. As such, we will check the refrigerant level to make sure you have plenty of it in your air conditioning system.

Automotive Technology of West Islip in West Islip, NY, would be happy to help, so give us a call today to set up a service visit for your automobile for an AC check.

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