To prevent that stale air car smell, Remove the floor mats. Vacuum the seats, and the carpet. Using the proper attachment, reach under the seats, around the pedals and the area between front seats and central console. Vacuum the floor mats separately.
Our Red Devil team of dedicated and helpful technicians is fully qualified and for your peace of mind we are certified to handle refrigerants safely and all work is carried out in an environmentally friendly manner.
QUESTION: What is an engine and radiator "flush" ?
ANSWER: In this process, where possible, the thermostat is removed from the engine. An engine cleaner is added to the cooling system. We let the engine run with the heater turned on until the system has warmed up. We then turn off engine and then pressure flush the entire system in the reverse manner so that the coolant that normally flows through the entire process removes any loose scale build up and also removes all of the old coolant and dirty water. We replace the thermostat and add new coolant and new water. We run the engine and check that the entire cooling system is operationally functional and working to its optimum. This process should be completed every 18 months to 2 years.
QUESTION: What is a radiator clean out ?
ANSWER: In this process, the radiator is removed from the vehicle. We then remove the top inlet tank from the radiator and this allows us to check for blockages in the tubes. We do this by flowing water up from the bottom tank. A thin steel rod is then inserted through all of the tubes. We then flush the entire radiator with air pressure and water and then reassemble and reinstall. The radiator is then pressure tested.
The following is an overview of some of the basic components that comprise this system:
Compressor: The compressor is a belt-driven device that derives its name from compressing refrigerant gas and transferring it into the condenser. While basically acting as a simple pump, the compressor is the core of your vehicle's air conditioning system.
Condenser: The condenser's primary function is to cool the refrigerant. It is a heat dissipating apparatus that radiates heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high-pressure liquids. The location of your condenser depends on how new your car is, but typically it's found at the front of the vehicle, directly in front of the engine-cooling radiator.
Receiver (dryer): The receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant. It's also referred to as a dryer because it absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out particles of debris and harmful acids that would otherwise harm your car’s air conditioning system. Commonly located on the liquid line of the AC system, you should change your drier every 3-4 years to insure quality filtration and prevent any damage caused by these detrimental chemicals.
Orifice tube/expansion valve: The orifice tube (also known as the expansion valve) is a controlling mechanism that regulates the flow of refrigerant throughout the system. In addition to this, it also converts high-pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into a low-pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator. Generally located at the evaporator inlet, the orifice tube could also be found between the condenser and the evaporator, or in the outlet of the condenser.
Evaporator: The evaporator is designed to remove heat from the inside of your vehicle; therefore it's a heat exchanger. This is vital to your car’s air conditioning system (not to mention your comfort). The evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapour. When this occurs, the vapour is removed from the evaporator by the compressor, cooling your car and reducing humidity. The evaporator houses the most refrigerant in this heat transfer process, and therefore it is the most susceptible to corrosion by harmful acids. Usually this damages the evaporator beyond repair, which is why it's imperative you see us to prevent this from happening.
A car’s clean interior not only looks great, it's also better for your health. Whether you are preparing your car for sale or simply want to keep it clean, below are a few tips on how to clean the interior of your car.
Stay comfortable in any season with Red Devil’s cool car air conditioning and winter car heating maintenance services. As part of its services, Red Devil will perform vent tests and inspect air conditioning controls, heating and cooling systems, drive belts and hoses, and visually inspect all components and connections for leaks. Book an appointment with your closest Red Devil Car Air Conditioning and Radiator specialist today and experience a more comfortable drive all year-round.