Losing Your Cool (Why is My Air Conditioning System Not Working?)

June 30, 2024

When you turn on the air conditioning in your vehicle, you expect cool air to come out of the vents. You depend on it, especially in hot weather, but it can also be important in humid weather when you need it to help defrost your windows and windshield. The air conditioning system has a lot of p... More

Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)

June 2, 2024

There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents. You may have had no problem for months and then, one day, you are driving around in a sauna. You're hot stuff, but not in a good way! So what goes wrong w... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna in Anna

January 21, 2024

Warm weather or cold, Anna drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Anna people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Charlie's Fast Lube Anna, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditi... More

Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)

May 14, 2023

Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens: Only warm air blows out Cold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its own It's not blowing air at all It blows smel... More

I'm Cool With That (AC Exchange)

September 25, 2022

On a hot day, you want your vehicle's air conditioning to work. When the air blowing out of your vents isn't cold, it's easy to think, "I'll just take it by the shop and have them top off my refrigerant." But while some people think air conditioning is that simple, it's actually not. If your ref... More

Air Conditioning Service in Anna

April 17, 2022

Hey Anna! Let's talk about one of our Illinois summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Anna drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time t... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Anna: Air Conditioning Inspection

February 13, 2022

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Anna require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some part... More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

October 25, 2020

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... More

Keep Your Cool in Anna: Air Conditioning Service

August 23, 2020

Most Anna drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Anna vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Illinois winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moist... More

A Cold Day in Anna ? Air Conditioning Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna

April 14, 2019

Most Anna drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Illinois highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Anna rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehi... More