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A/C Not Working? Stay Cool This Summer With This Info

What’s Wrong With My Car’s Air Conditioner?

With temperatures approaching seasonal highs, it’s extra important that your vehicle’s air conditioning is working properly. Even with all the advancements in the automotive industry, heating and cooling systems still pretty much work the same way. Our team thought it would be helpful to identify a few common issues to help you decide if you can handle the repairs yourself of if you need to seek the assistance of professionals. Let’s take a closer look.

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No Cold Air Comes Out of the Vents

There might be a worse feeling than expecting your car’s air condition to start kicking out cool air and feeling nothing but heat. This is the most common problem an automotive A/C unit can have and it can also be caused by a widest range of issues.

The first place to start is to make sure there is nothing blocking the interior air vents. If there are no obvious obstructions, the problem could be a coolant leak or a mechanical problem which will require a visit to a qualified repair shop.

Musty or Mildew Smell

If you turn on your air conditioner and it suddenly smells like an old basement, that is a major sign there is mildew growing in your car’s A/C system. Fortunately, this can be a easy at-home fix. Simply replace the air filter and cabin air filter. It’s not uncommon for those filters to get over saturated. The combination of heat, moisture and darkness is perfect for growing mildew. 

More substantial problems may require some professional help.

A/C Makes Noise When Turned On

A properly working HVAC system in any vehicle should hardly make any noise when it’s running. Rattling, banging or whining sounds are indicative of a moderate to major problem. Any issue that’s indicated with a some kind of unpleasant sound is almost certainly going to mean there is a problem that requires a professional to make repairs.

If you’re in a position where you’re looking for a car, truck or SUV with ice cold air conditioning, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today.

Jun 15th, 2024