If your car's air conditioning isn't blowing cold air on a hot day, your drive may be extremely uncomfortable. It’s getting to that time of year where having a working air conditioning system in your car is vital. The source of a malfunctioning car A/C system ranges from simple to complex. Sometimes it can be caused by a leak, while other times, it can be attributed to damaged parts within the system. Here are some of the most common issues that can occur with your car’s A/C system that we often see here at Grand Garage:
Refrigerant, also referred to as Freon, is a crucial component of your vehicle’s A/C system. It is used to actually cool the air through a very complicated process. A refrigerant leak can occur due to a hole in the compressor, connection, hoses, condenser, and more. A refrigerant leak can be difficult to identify, due to the fact that it is designed to evaporate when exposed to air. A fluorescent leak tracer dye is often used to identify any leaks within the system.
A blown fuse can prevent the blower motor from being powered, which in turn will prevent air from blowing through your car’s interior air vents.
Damaged Blower Motor
The blower motor is responsible for bringing air through your car’s vents. Over time, this component can wear down and become damaged, which will ultimately prevent air from flowing through the air vents.
Blocked or Broken Condenser
The A/C condenser takes in the refrigerant and turns it into a liquid. If the condenser is hindered by debris or is damaged, the refrigerant will not circulate. When this happens, you won't get cold or even cool air blowing from your vents.
Bad A/C Compressor
Your A/C compressor is a device that pressures the refrigerant that cools your air. The compressor itself can fail over time, as well as the compressor clutch. If there is a problem with the compressor, the air coming from your vents will be hot.
Whatever the problem may be, it is highly advised you get your air conditioning system diagnosed by an auto professional. It may need part replacement, or it may just need a system recharge. At Grand Garage, we are well equipped and available to service your car’s A/C system and will get you back on the road driving comfortably again. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!