There are few things worse than riding around in a hot car in the summertime with an air conditioner that just won’t work. If you find yourself in this predicament right now, there are a few reasons why your AC might be on the fritz. Check out why you might be dealing with air conditioning issues in your vehicle below.
The freon in your car has leaked out.
Freon is a refrigerant that your vehicle uses to cool down your car. Over time, freon can leak out slowly. It can also leak out very quickly due a larger leak that’s present somewhere in your AC system. If you suspect a leak may be to blame for your hot car, you can have your AC system recharged with freon by a mechanic. The mechanic can also check out the hoses and seals in your system to see if you have a larger leak to worry about.
The compressor in your AC system won’t turn on.
If you have an electrical fault in your AC’s compressor, it could prevent it from turning on and blowing cold air in your car. Your compressor might also go down because of low freon or because your car is overheating for some reason. Most newer cars will automatically shut down the AC system if they sense trouble in another area of the car. You should have a mechanic investigate why your compressor has gone out on you.
The fan in your AC system isn’t working.
Your AC system’s fan could conk out on you because of a loose or damaged wire. It could also give out on you due to a larger issue that could require you to take apart your car’s entire dashboard to locate the source of the problem. It’s why it’s a good idea to bring a mechanic into the mix if you have an issue with your fan. You don’t want to start poking around only to find that you have a much larger problem on your hands than you originally anticipated.
No matter what’s wrong with your car’s AC, AV Bumper to Bumper can provide you with the air conditioning services you need to get it up and running again. We can add freon to a car, replace a compressor, and test out your whole system until we find the issue. Call us at 661-949-1999 today to get your AC serviced.