As the weather starts to warm up and temperatures rise, it's important to ensure your car's air conditioning (A/C) system is working as it should. Here are some of the most common auto A/C problems that occur in spring and summer:
Low Refrigerant: The refrigerant in your A/C system is accountable for cooling the air from the vents. If the refrigerant level is down, you may notice that the air coming from the vents is warm instead of cool. Low refrigerant levels can be caused by leaks in the system, so it's please bring your car to our shop so that we can check for leaks.
Blowing Hot Air: If your A/C system is blowing hot air instead of cool air, it could be due to a number of reasons (including the one mentioned above). It could be a problem with the compressor, a blocked or clogged condenser, or a malfunctioning cooling fan too.
Strange Noises: Unusual noises coming from your A/C system could indicate a concern. A squealing noise may indicate a problem with the belt that drives the compressor, while a rattling noise may indicate a loose part.
Foul Smells: If you notice a bad odor coming from your A/C system, it could be due to bacteria or mold growing in the system. It can become a health hazard if left too long, so it's important to have your A/C system cleaned out.
Electrical Problems: A malfunctioning A/C system could be caused by electrical issues, such as faulty relay or wiring problems. These types of problems should be addressed by a professional with electrical experience.
If you experience any of these A/C problems, we welcome you to our auto repair shop for repairs. Plus, regular maintenance and inspections of your A/C system can help prevent these problems from occurring. It's never too early to have your car's air conditioning system checked. Please call or visit Ocala Auto Repair soon!