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Test Your Car’s Air Conditioning and Get it Fixed This Spring

Spring is only one week away! Warmer temperatures are on their way, and soon enough you’ll be reaching for the knob to crank up the A/C in your car. The last thing you want is to be in for a nasty surprise when you turn the knob and nothing happens. That’s why it’s important to test your car’s air conditioning now to make sure it’s still working. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about some problems you might encounter, and how to get your car’s air conditioning fixed in Baltimore.

 

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Air Conditioner Test Results

 

No Cool Air At All

If you’re not getting any cool air, it could be due to a number of reasons. A common cause of no cool air is a coolant leak.

The way air conditioning works is by moving heat from one place to another, in this case from the inside of your car (where you don’t want it) to the outside. Coolant is what your air conditioning system uses to carry heat away from the inside of your car and dump it outside. If there’s a leak, the coolant can’t do this, and your car won’t cool down.

Some Cool Air

Maybe the air conditioning works, but you’re not getting as much cool air as you think you should be getting. This could be because of:

  • A loose drive belt
  • A clogged condenser
  • A clogged evaporator
  • Clogged filter
  • Clogged expansion valve
  • Coolant leak

No Cool Air While You Idle

Let’s say you get cool air while you’re driving down the highway, but not when you’re idling at a red light. This is because there’s not enough air flow across the condenser, which might be because the fan is not working correctly.

When you’re driving, there’s a natural air flow across the condenser that moves cool air from the condenser into the interior compartment. But when you’re sitting still, a lack of air flow due to a faulty fan means you won’t get that cool air into the interior.

Car Air Conditioning Repair in Baltimore

 

Did you test your car’s A/C and find one of these problems? Bring your car in to Auto Stop! Get your air conditioning fixed today to beat the rush and ensure you’re prepared when those warm temperatures arrive. It won’t be long!

Auto Stop is your local auto repair shop, serving the Baltimore metro area. We are A+ accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We are also an ARI Fleet repair center for all Fleet Repairs.

Our mechanics are highly trained and use state-of-the-art Automotive diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your particular issues, repair it, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We promise to diagnose your auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner and all of our work is 100% guaranteed!

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