What Can Go Wrong With My Car’s AC This Summer

You want to make sure that you can rely on your vehicle’s air conditioner before it gets too hot this summer. As with your home’s air conditioning system, it’s a good idea to have your automobile’s air conditioning system inspected every spring. This gives auto technicians a chance to make sure the system is okay and ready to keep you cool all summer long. Ideal Automotive lists common auto air conditioning problems that will leave you with hot rather than cold air this summer.

You Can End Up With Low or No Refrigerant

Depending on how long it has been since you have had your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s air conditioner serviced, you may not realize it but you might have low or no refrigerant in the system. Refrigerant can start to leak out of the air conditioning hose connectors, and it can also evaporate every summer when you have the air conditioner on. Let us check your refrigerant levels to make sure they are okay.

Your Condenser Could Be Broken or Clogged

The refrigerant is turned icy by the air conditioner condenser. This system part is located at the front of your engine where it is susceptible to road debris damage. We will inspect your condenser to make sure it has not been clogged by dirt and has also not been dented or damaged by road debris. A broken condenser will be unable to cool off the refrigerant and you’ll have hot air blowing through the vents.

Your Compressor Could Be Failing

The compressor could also be failing if it hasn’t been used in a long time. For example, if you didn’t use your automobile’s air conditioner that much last summer, and you obviously haven’t used it during the fall and winter seasons, the compressor may break down. Strangely, this air conditioning system part works better if it is used all the time, which is unreasonable during winter weather.

You Might Have Faulty Fans

Another problem that is common with automobile air-conditioning systems is that the fans can refuse to blow air through the vents. This could be due to a problem with the fans themselves or an electrical problem associated with the air conditioning system. We can get to the bottom of the reason why your fans aren’t running and blowing cool air through the vents.

Ideal Automotive is the best auto service shop in Blaine, MN, and you can count on us to make sure your car’s air conditioner will keep you comfortable all summer long.

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