Spring is officially here – and soon to follow is summer. With a mild winter behind us, there is a good chance that the summer weather could be a doozy! To prepare for the sweltering temperatures, think a little ahead and make sure your car’s air conditioner is working correctly now before you need it. Some of the possible problems you might encounter with your car’s AC unit include the following:
Leaks – if your car’s air conditioning system has any leaks, you will lose the coolant that makes the system work. Your car’s AC. system contains coolant that helps make the air cool before it reaches your vents. If you have leaks, you will lose coolant and have warm air blowing through the vents.
Compressor problems – various issues can arise with your compressor, from small leaks that can be repaired to major malfunctions that require a full replacement. If your car’s air conditioner is not cooling, check for leaks. If no leaks are found and your system is charged, but still not blowing cool air, your compressor may be the culprit. Unless you know how to make the needed repairs, you will have to consult your mechanic.
Evaporator issues – the evaporator is another essential part of your car’s air conditioning system. If your evaporator fails, it is better to buy a replacement than to try to make repairs. Again, consult with your mechanic for an expert’s opinion.
Belts and pulleys – the other parts of the cooling system include belts and pulleys that, like any other belt or pulley on your vehicle, can become damaged over time. Examine the belts and pulleys of your car’s cooling system and make any necessary replacements.