With the peak of summer, expect to become reacquainted with your car’s AC. You may notice, though, that something about the air coming out the vent just feels off. Car air conditioning problems are actually quite commonplace. Our auto service can get to the root of the problem.
Does the air from the AC feel stuffy? This may be a sign of trapped moisture or solid particles in the AC system. If a musty odor accompanies the damp feeling, then you may also have bacteria or fungi forming inside the AC vent. Not only are you not receiving cold air but the vent is also emitting illness-inducing mold spores.
2. Little Cool Air
Do you switch the AC on the max setting but only feel air that’s mildly cool? You may have a clogged cabin air filter or worn condenser. If you’re more mechanically inclined, then check the condenser and cooling fan while the car is running. You should also inspect the condenser for signs of obstructions, such as leaves or insect remains.
3. Unusual Sounds
Do you hear an out-of-place noise within seconds of switching on the AC? The cause may be a failing compressor. This may also be signs of impurities accumulating in the refrigerant.
4. Warm Air
Warm air for the first minute or so is normal and no cause for alarm. If warm air persists, however, then you may have a dirty fan or condenser coil. A soiled condenser or faulty fan may not sufficiently cool the refrigerant.
We Inspect for Car Air Conditioning Problems
Summer commuting can be torturous without AC. Bring your car to Jones Automotive Clinic for AC and other auto repairs. We’re especially adept at Toyota and Subaru repairs. Common car air conditioning problems may be attributed to more than a single cause and require professional diagnoses.
Summer Car AC Diagnosing and Repairs
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