The function of an air conditioner is to help remove the heat and humidity from inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Powered by a belt, the air conditioning compressor compresses the refrigerant to pressurize it and pump it through the system. The refrigerant is pushed through a valve where pressure and temperature are reduced. The now-cool refrigerant travels through the evaporator in the passenger compartment. As a result, cooled air is blown into your vehicle. This refrigerant returns to the compressor, where the cycle begins once again.
PLEASE NOTE: The service is designed as a periodic maintenance service rather than a detailed troubleshooting or repair service. Jiffy Lube® technicians are certified through an EPA approved training program. Jiffy Lube® technicians begin the service by checking for signs of leaks. We do not recommend servicing systems with detected leaks.*
* Federal, state and local laws apply.
The serpentine belt transfers power from the engine to operate various engine components, including the alternator, water pump, power steering pump and the air conditioner compressor.
South Bay Lube, Inc. offers A/C Services at the following locations. Select a location below or visit our locations page for a complete list of services offered.
Please note: Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer all A/C Services. Please call ahead to ensure the services are available.