The air conditioning in your car may be an asset during the summertime, so turning on your A/C only to be met with weak airflow or warm air can be a frustrating experience. When you do find that your air conditioner isn’t working like it used to, you won’t want to wait to take your car into a repair shop that can look at your system. Car air conditioners are complex systems that need thorough testing to diagnose various issues, which could include:
Freon is the chemical that refrigerates air, and it can leak through broken hoses or failed O-rings. If your system is blowing hotter than usual air, it’s likely due to a leak. Your mechanic will do a performance check to assess any leaks in your system , and then add more Freon as needed to restore your cold air.
If your air conditioner is not blowing air at full capacity, or not blowing air at all, a fried ventilation fan may be to blame. If the system is not properly ventilated, the air flow will struggle, resulting in a weak stream of air from your vents.
Loose Seals or Hoses
Loose seals or cracked hoses are another common culprit of A/C issues, because they allow air to escape from the contained system, and they might also cause Freon leaks as well. Your mechanic has special tools to detect leaks in your car’s A/C so that a bad seal or hose can be quickly spotted and replaced.
Mold and Mildew Buildup
Many car owners neglect one simple key piece of maintenance that can make a big difference for their comfort: Changing the cabin air filter. Neglecting to do this could cause excess mold and mildew to build up in the system, causing clogs that weaken air flow or cause a funky smell in your A/C.
For comprehensive car care that includes a 47-point inspection with every repair and maintenance service, you can count on Repair Dynamics in Steamboat Springs. To schedule your air conditioner repair or maintenance appointment, give their shop a call at (970) 879-3232. They service all kinds of vehicles, including domestic, Asian, and European cars, trucks, and 4x4s.