AC repair and service at Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog

Auto A/C Repair Specialists Serving the Santa Clarita Valley

Keeping Drivers Cool When the Heat Is On in Southern California

With summer temperatures averaging in the mid-90s daily, the Santa Clarita Valley is one of the hottest places to live in Southern California. Driving a vehicle without air conditioning, or even poorly working A/C, is simply miserable and potentially unsafe. At Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog, our mechanics have significant experience working on all types of auto air conditioning systems, from handling a simple recharge to extensive A/C repair and service. So, don’t sweat it—bring your auto air conditioning problems to us, and we’ll make sure your cool and comfortable when you leave our shop.

How Your Auto A/C System Works… It’s Pretty Cool!

During regular vehicle operation, a significant amount of heat is generated by the engine, as well as exterior factors like the road and sun. Your car’s A/C system is responsible for combating these heat sources by cooling, purifying, and circulating air. It works through a series of processes involving refrigerant, which goes through a continuous cycle of air compression dependent on your A/C compressor’s drive belt. The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the system where it is transformed from a hot gas into a liquid and then cooled. Through several other components, such as the condenser, compressor, and evaporator, the liquid is again processed into a gas, pressurized, and vaporized before being released into your car as cool air.

Because there are many components to your auto A/C system, there are many ways problems can arise. Common air conditioning system issues we see at Valencia Auto Performance include:

  • Low Refrigerant
  • Leaks in Valves and/or Hoses
  • Cracked Belts
  • Inoperative Fan or Blower
  • Unusual Noise During Operation
  • Reduced Cooling Capacity
  • Stale Smells
  • Clogged Compressor

And more, depending on your vehicle and your needs!

Be Smart & Financially Savvy with Preventive Auto A/C Repair & Service

Preventive auto air conditioning repair and maintenance is the best way to ensure your A/C system is working properly—and a smart means of avoiding a more expensive repair bill. Our mechanics recommend an A/C inspection at least annually, especially if your headed out on a long trip. If your vehicle’s air conditioning smells a little “off” be sure to get an A/C checkup. Mold growing in your air conditioning unit can be unhealthy, and air conditioning that smells bad is unpleasant for you and your passengers, whether it’s dangerous or not.

Get Cool with the Mechanics at Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog

If you have any concerns about your auto A/C, please call Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog ASAP. We’ll get you taken care of quickly and conveniently because we’re cool like that!

AC repair and service at Valencia Auto Performance & Simply Smog