When Should You Get Your Car AC Serviced?

A/C

WHEN SHOULD YOU GET YOUR CAR AC SERVICED?

Imagine if you will, it is in the middle of July, the sun is shining on a perfect day and you get in your car that has been sitting in the sun all day and after you start the car you immediately turn on the A/C – and suddenly blistering hot air is blowing in your face making you feel like you are in a desert. Kind of the total opposite of what you are going for when you turn on the AC. This isn't as uncommon as some might think and if you've ever been in this situation we understand and feel for you.

There are a few reasons why your A/C isn't working let's talk about what those might be, so you know how to fix it ASAP.

BLOCKED CONDENSER/BROKEN

Your vehicle's condenser is designed to re-cool hot refrigerated air, this is one the main unites of your car's air conditioning system. If your condenser is blocked by debris or other random items that get picked up from the road you will quickly be able to tell because you will begin to notice that your A/C isn't as cold as it was last week then you might have something blocking your condenser. If your condenser is broken you will be able to tell because your engine could start to “smoke”, overheat and your A/C absolutely isn't working anymore. For either of these issues, best thing to do is crawl under your vehicle to see if you can identify if there is a blockage.

ELECTRICAL ISSUES

Same as your house, sometimes you get an electrical shortage, which is why we buy surge protectors. The same thing can happen to your A/C unit in your vehicle. We suggest to visually inspect to see if you can identify broken or frayed wires, if you do see damage – bring it in. Our electrician specialist will be able to repair the damage quickly and get you back on the road again with the A/C keeping you cool.

LEAKING OF THE FREON

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and enjoyed that first blast of cool air hits your face as you are searching for the milk? That blast is freon, the same freon that keeps your A/C cold. Leaks are very common around the connection clamps or hoses; this just happens because of wear on the hoses. If you can find on your own or you take your care to a technician the fix is an easy, you can buy a sealant at any auto parts store or use gorilla tape to secure the leak. This is a good temporary fix, eventually we suggest that you replace the hoses or connection clamp that had the leak.

IF YOUR A/C ISN'T WORK LIKE IT SHOULD BE AND YOU WANT THIS FIXED QUICKLY, GIVE US A CALL AT MASTERS TOUCH AUTOMOTIVE. WE CAN GET THE ISSUE RESOLVED QUICKLY AND GET YOUR BACK ON THE ROAD, RIDING COMFORTABLY!

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