Diagnosing Common Automotive A/C Problems

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, you will find yourself using your car’s A/C more now than you have in the past few months. There are plenty of common problems that may occur with your car’s A/C. While some are easier to detect than others, all problems you will want addressed by a reliable Addison auto center like Texas C.A.R.S. Here are a few common problems that you may notice when you turn on your A/C and the causes of each problem.

The Air is Cool, but Not Cold – You have your air on full blast, as cold as it goes, but it just doesn’t seem to be as cold as it usually is. This is a common problem with A/Cs and there can be more than one cause in this scenario. The first thing you will want to check are the cooling fans on the condenser or radiator. If these fans are not running while your A/C is on, you have found your number one problem. No cooling fans will leave you with no cold air. Another problem that can cause your A/C to be blowing only moderately cool air are restrictions in the system. Dirt, leaves, bugs, and other debris can keep air from passing over the condenser leaving you with less than cold air coming through the vents. Similarly, a clogged air filter can also produce the same poor results with your A/C. These are a few easy things you can check for yourself, however, if you have cleared debris or there are problems with the fans, you will want to get to Texas C.A.R.S.’ Addison auto center immediately to get your A/C back up and running once again.

Compressor Failure – Many A/C issues lie within the compressor. Now a compressor fix is definitely not a home job, and it should be handled professionally. There are several things that can go wrong with a compressor to affect your A/C negatively. A bad cycling switch, a blown fuse, or an unengaging clutch can all cause the compressor to fail or operate inefficiently. If you believe the issue may lie within your compressor, you will definitely want to take it to our Addison auto center. If you are within 3 miles of Texas C.A.R.S.’ Addison auto center, we can offer our concierge service to pick up and drop off your car.

A Variety of Leaks – The most common problem associated with your A/C system are leaks. Fittings, hose manifolds, hoses, the condenser and more are prone to leaks that may cause your A/C to underperform. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you will really want to have a professional at our Addison auto center take care of the issue and get your car’s A/C back in working order for the hot summer months. Contact us online or over the phone at (972) 701-0227 to schedule an appointment today.