AC Maintenance and Problems Explained
Be Informed Understanding Your AC to Make Better Maintenance Decisions
Having knowledge of your vehicle and the mechanics of all the components will help you to make better repair and maintenance decisions. Always be wary of any mechanic not willing to help you completely understand your vehicle.
The most common AC Problem is dirty filters.
Reduce long term AC problems by replacing dirty cabin air filters. Dirty filters reduce the air flow that your AC system puts out. Replacing your filter is a simple and cost-effective way to improve the flow and sanitation of your car’s air.
Next on the list is leaking refrigerant or Freon.
Tubes and seals wear down over time. As they wear down or lose elasticity, it can lead to refrigerant leaks. Maintaining proper refrigerant levels can be difficult. Excessive Freon can keep the system from keeping the air cool, while too little Freon can create the same symptom. Maintaining proper Freon levels will reduce AC problems.
Warning signs of AC Maintenance and Problems! Know when to let us check your AC.
When it comes to auto AC repair, there are a great number of different issues that could be causing your car’s AC to function improperly. Every car is different, and we approach each Automotive AC Repair by diagnosing the root of the problem.
Think your auto AC is in danger of failing? Here are a few things to be aware of:
- Sound – If your auto AC is making strange noises – either through the vents or under the hood – your air conditioning could be failing.
- Smell – If your car has taken on an unexplained odor, it could be more than just day old fast food in the back seat – your evaporator could have bacteria / fungal buildup, or you could be leaking Freon from the system.
- Feel – If your AC is blowing out inconsistent temperatures that vary wildly and fluctuate, you might have ice accumulating in your AC, or there could be bigger problems with your compressor, or other components in the system.