With summer just around the corner, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to be working improperly. Driving around in a hot, stuffy car with no relief from the sunlight and heat can make your commute downright uncomfortable. It’s a good idea to get a handle on any air conditioning issues your car may be experiencing now before temperatures start reaching seasonal highs. But troubleshooting air conditioning issues can be complicated and attempting to repair your vehicle’s AC yourself can lead to plenty of other problems. Here are some of the most common AC problems for when you’re asking yourself: what’s wrong with my car’s air conditioning?
Much like the air conditioning equipment you may have in your home, your car’s AC includes mechanical elements like evaporator coils, compressors, and condensers. Dirt and other debris can get caught up in the system and cause damage to these mechanisms. Most commonly, this will result in a leak. Repairing this leak and cleaning out the system will allow the mechanisms to work correctly and properly cool.
Air Conditioner Evaporator
When the AC evaporator wears out, it will cause your car’s AC to quit working. Unfortunately, these usually aren’t worth repairing, as it tends to cost less to replace the coil altogether. Your mechanic can replace this part easily and quickly get your car’s air conditioning back into working order.
If you have an issue with your AC compressor, a reliable mechanic will need to weigh in to help you decide whether the part should be repaired or replaced. Compressor replacement can be expensive, but depending on your particular AC, repair may not be an option.
Belts and Pulleys
There are a number of issues that can occur with the belts and pulleys in an air conditioning system. These parts simply wear out over time and will require replacement when they do. If you have your mechanic inspect your car and air conditioning regularly, they’ll be able to help you stay on top of this ordinary wear-and-tear. Keeping these parts up to par will help your AC work efficiently all summer long.
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