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Signs Your Car Air Conditioning Needs A Checkup
06 Oct, 2023

Signs Your Car Air Conditioning Needs A Checkup

The air conditioner is an important feature of your car that ensures you have a comfortable driving experience regardless of the weather. A properly functioning air conditioner helps maintain a comfortable and bearable temperature inside the car, preventing occupants from overheating. However, like all other components of your car, your AC system may get worn and damaged due to old age and frequent usage. If you’re like most car owners, you probably don’t miss your car’s AC system until it breaks down. The last thing you want is a sweaty ride when the heat waves are in full force.

In this blog post, Wright's Car Care shares sure-fire signs that you need to get in touch with a reputable auto repair shop for air conditioning checkup.

  • Unusual Noises Coming from the Air Conditioner

If you hear strange or loud noises when you turn on the AC, it could be a sign of a problem with the unit. Squealing, grinding, or banging sounds should not be ignored. Get in touch with a nearby auto repair shop as soon as you notice unusual sounds coming from the A/C.

  • The AC Unit is Leaking

Puddles of water or refrigerant fluid under your car where the AC unit is located can indicate a leak. This should be addressed promptly to prevent further damage to the unit.

  • Loss In The Cooling Capability Of The System

If the air from your AC vents doesn't feel as cold as it used to, it's a clear sign of reduced cooling efficiency. This could be due to various issues, including low refrigerant levels.

  • Inconsistent Cooling

If your AC seems to work well at times and poorly at others, it might be experiencing intermittent issues. This could be caused by a faulty compressor clutch or other components.

  • Erratic Use of the Auto-Recirculate Function

If the auto-recirculate feature doesn't function as expected, it may be a sign of sensor or control issues. This feature helps maintain a consistent temperature in the cabin. A qualified mechanic will be able to inspect the feature and fix the issue.

  • Strange Smells Coming From The Air Conditioning Vents

Unpleasant or unusual odors coming from the vents can be a sign of mold, mildew, or other contaminants in the AC system. This can affect air quality and should be addressed for health reasons.

  • You Feel Warm Weak Air Coming From The Vent

If the air blowing from the vents feels warm or weak, it could indicate a problem with the compressor, refrigerant levels, or other components.

  • You Keep Getting a Malfunctioning Compressor

Frequent issues with the AC compressor point to a malfunction that needs to be addressed. It's essential to have a trusted mechanic address the root cause to prevent repeated failures.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

A failing car air conditioner can impact your driving comfort, especially during the hot summer months. Scheduling regular A/C maintenance is important to keep your vehicle’s air conditioner in its best condition. If you’ve noticed any of the signs mentioned above, reach out to Wright's Car Care for a comprehensive AC inspection. Routine A/C inspection and maintenance prevent further damage and costly repairs down the road. Our mechanics specialize in auto AC & heating diagnosis and repair. If you’re looking for a mechanic that can provide you with reliable air conditioner service, look no further than Wright's Car Care.


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