Common Car Air Conditioner Problems

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 Leaks

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.

Busted Fans

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.