When the air conditioner on your car is working right, it’s a wonderful thing. However, when it is brutally hot and the air conditioner doesn’t work, and it blows warm stale air instead, it becomes like a cruel joke. If your car’s air-conditioning unit isn’t working properly or is blowing warm air, you will need to schedule an appointment with your local shop. Below are some of the reasons your air-conditioning may not be working properly.
- You may be leaking refrigerant: when your refrigerant is no longer under pressure within your A/C system that is a closed loop, it instantly evaporates into a gas. You never need to top off your refrigerant since your A/C system is completely sealed. Therefore, if you have a low level of refrigerant, that means you have a leak somewhere that needs to be taken care of.
- Your compressor may be worn out: the heart of your air-conditioning system in your vehicle is the compressor. It helps the refrigerant to circulate through the needed stages to remove the heat from the cabin of your vehicle. Compressors can wear out over an extended period of time because of failed parts or contamination in the system.
There are a couple of the reasons that your air-conditioning unit may be on the fritz. The above ones are the most common, though. Working on your air conditioner takes a little more skill than your basic at home mechanic can fix. With that in mind, you should consider taking your vehicle to your local car shop for any repairs you need on your air-conditioning unit. That way, you are sure to get your air-conditioning unit back up to par so you will not have to spend hot days melting from the rays of the sun. If you need help, feel free to give us a call.