Cooling down the car on a hot summer day is important. As the vehicle starts and the air conditioner is switched on, you may notice a lack of cold air after a few minutes. If this happens, it could ruin your day of driving. The most common reasons for an air conditioner not working properly is if there are compressor issues or leaks. The AC could be blowing cool air, but not cold. If this happens, it could be caused by a clogged filter, radiator issue, or cooling fan problem. The air conditioner may also need to be recharged. Do not suffer in stuffy warm air, and make sure to contact us as the first sign of an air conditioner issue.
Issues with the Air Conditioner
When the air conditioner is set to max air conditioner, notice if the air is cold or only moderately cool. If it is not producing the cold air, check to ensure the cooling fans are running when the AC is turned on. Also clear away any debris such as leaves, dirt, bugs, or anything that could prevent air movement. The cabin filter should also be inspected to ensure it is not clogged and free of debris. The pressure in the system should be checked as well. The recommended pressure can be found in the owner’s manual for the vehicle.
The vehicle should be checked for any leaks that might have occurred. A leak is especially true if the pressure is low. If there is a leak in one of the seals, then there will be an issue with how the system works. Some shops will inject a dye into the system, so then the area that leaks can be spotted. Always check under the vehicle after it has been parked for awhile. If there is a noticeable puddle of liquid, then it will indicate a leak. Make sure to contact us so we can inspect and repair the issue for you.