When the temperature rises, the air conditioning in your car is essential. Even when it isn't that hot outside, the greenhouse effect makes the sun shining through your windows heat your car up. The last thing you want is for your A/C to fail when you need it most. If you are having difficulty with yours, follow these troubleshooting tips to identify the problem before you head to your mechanic for repairs.
Failed Condenser Fan
Your air conditioner includes a fan that helps to keep the compressor cool, especially when your vehicle is at a stop or traveling slowly. When this fan fails, your A/C system might blow warm air into the cabin. This is a relatively easy fix and simply requires replacing the fan motor.
The compressor packs the incoming air into a smaller form, cooling it in the process. When the compressor fails, there is not enough pressure to cool the air enough to lower the temperature inside your vehicle. Your mechanic can test the pressure in your system to determine if it is too low.
Most modern cars are operated predominantly by electrical components, and these don't last forever. From wires to connections, there are a lot of places where something can go wrong with your electrical system, causing problems not just with your air conditioning, but in other areas as well. Your mechanic can test the various electrical components in your vehicle to find the source of the problem.
Ventilation System Malfunction
The ventilation system allows the cool air from your air conditioner to enter your vehicle. A problem in this area may make you believe that there is something wrong with your A/C system. In fact, your air conditioner may be working just fine. That delightful cool air just can't get through. In most cases, this is a relatively easy repair that shouldn't cost you too much.
Leaks are among the most common air conditioning problems. If the leak is small and slow, you'll likely notice that your air conditioner gradually loses efficiency over a period of several weeks. On the other hand, a fast leak will kill your air conditioner in a matter of days. Because this problem is so common, your mechanic should be able to address the issue in just a few hours.
Fix Your A/C Right Away
The perfect time to service your air conditioning system is before any problems arise. This way, you can nip any potential issues in the bud so that you can keep that cool air flowing throughout the summer. Here at Concierge Auto Repair, we can fix your air conditioner and any other issues you may be having with your vehicle, whether domestic or imported. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment to give your vehicle a tune-up at an affordable price.