Air Conditioning Repair In San Bernardino, CA

How does a/c repair work?

A vehicle's air conditioning works like any standard air conditioner, but on a much smaller scale. It's important to note that a vehicle's a/c doesn't produce cold air, it removes heat from the air entering its system. The refrigerant in your vehicle alternates between a gaseous and liquid state. When refrigerant in its cool liquid form is exposed to warm air in your vehicle's condenser, it evaporates into a gas and absorbs or removes heat from the surrounding environment. The heated refrigerant then moves to a separate part of the system, where the gas is compressed into liquid by the compressor. Before the refrigerant can cycle back through the system, any water that may have been created in the process needs to be removed. This is achieved by a component known as a receiver or dryer. Once the water is removed, the refrigerant can start the cycle all over again. Whether you are in Riverside County, CA or San Bernardino County, CA, you can bring your vehicle to Direct Truck & Auto Repair today.


How do I know if my vehicle needs a heating & air conditioning service?

Whether you own a Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, or International, there are universal indicators that there is a problem with your vehicle's air conditioning and you will need to come in for an air conditioning evac/recharge service. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • The air isn't cooling.

Most of the time, your air conditioning loses its cooling properties because there is a low level of refrigerant, your condenser is broken, or the compressor has a broken or damaged belt.

  • You hear strange noises when your air conditioning is on.

Noise usually comes from a dying compressor, but some other common causes can be a cross-contaminated refrigerant or the use of the wrong lubricant.

  • It seems moist inside your vehicle. 

The common cause for moist air inside your vehicle is usually moisture or debris trapped inside your air conditioning system.

  • The air from your air conditioning smells.

If you haven't used your air conditioning in a while, bacteria and fungus can settle into the system, creating a foul smell.

  • Something is leaking from your air conditioning. 

Leaking refrigerant is dangerous and this issue should be addressed as soon as possible.

Here are some tips to keep your vehicle cool in hot weather in San Bernardino, CA without the air conditioning: 

  • Use a sunshade or window visor.
  • Park in a shady area.
  • Purchase a solar-powered fan.
  • Keep windows slightly cracked.
  • Throw blankets over your seats.
  • Use a dash cover.
  • Keep your precious possessions away from the sun.
  • Cover your steering wheel with a towel.
  • Park in a garage when possible.


It is imperative to get your air conditioning repaired, especially in hot San Bernardino summers. We at Direct Truck & Auto Repair can help.


Your Local Reliable Repair Shop for Air Conditioning Repair

We at Direct Truck & Auto Repair in San Bernardino have been fixing vehicles since 1996. Our team of technicians has decades of combined experience and are experts in all things repair. Specializing in Maintenance Diagnostic and Electrical Diagnostic, we will do a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to determine if you need additional services, such as scheduled maintenance.

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If you are in the 92410 area or nearby, feel free to schedule an appointment with Direct Truck & Auto Repair today! We serve residents of Riverside County, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Orange County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Imperial County, CA, and beyond. Direct Truck & Auto Repair - Quality you Can Trust, at a Fair Price!. Come to us for truck air conditioning or vehicle maintenance. You can give us a call at 909-746-0188 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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