Taking a drive only to find that your A/C won't work on a warm day can be unbearable. You've tried turning it on and off, opened and closed your vents, and put it on blast to no avail. This can be annoying for both you and your passengers, and it can be dangerous on super hot summer days. So, why isn't your car A/C blowing cold air and how can you get it fixed? Let's explore some of the usual reasons behind a faulty A/C and how to repair them.
The most common causes of a broken air conditioning system are Freon leaks or compressor problems. If your air is not getting as cold as it typically does, the problem is possibly a clogged filter, cooling fan issue, radiator problem, or it could simply be that you need to recharge your A/C. If you notice that only hot air is coming from your car A/C vents, this can indicate that you have a refrigerant leak or there is a problem in the condenser, the compressor, the cooling fan, or the electrical system of your car.
An A/C recharge is necessary if there is a visible sign of a Freont leak or if your system has lost its cooling capability.You can test the system by starting your engine, turning the blower fan to MAX and then turning on the A/C. If after a few minutes the air still hasn't gotten cold, you've got an air conditioning system issue.
Finding a Freon leak can be a tough thing unless you bring your vehicle into the shop. Reason being, Freon can't be detected with the naked eye because it evaporates quickly. In order to detect a leak, our professional mechanics would use a dye method that would quickly identify a leak in the system.
If you suspect that your air conditioning system isn't working properly, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our shop for expert assistance today.