Is Your Car’s A/C Going Out? Here’s How You Can Tell

Summertime and the living is easy. Unless that is, your car’s air conditioner is acting up. There is nothing more uncomfortable than overheating on your way somewhere and then getting out of your car looking like a sweaty mess. The best way to avoid this situation is to be able to spot the signs of a failing air conditioning system before it fails altogether. Buckeye Complete Auto care wants you to know that if you notice any sign that your air conditioner is failing, we are here to inspect, diagnose, repair, and get you comfortably on your way.

Weaker Airflow

When you notice that the air coming from your vents isn’t blowing as strong as it used to it is because yourair conditioner is struggling to get the air to the vents. This could be due to a loose blower hose, a damaged ventilation fan, a dirty evaporator core or a variety of other things.

Leaking Dashboard

If you notice a wet stain on your mat or liquid coming from your dashboard, you may be dealing with a clogged hose. That leak has the potential to damage other components and should be fixed immediately.

Lack of Cool Air

The whole point of the air conditioner is to dehumidify and deliver cool air to your cabin. If the air coming from your vents is warmer than it should be, bring your car to Buckeye. We will assess whether you need a simple recharge or an air conditioner repair.

Rattling Noise

If you hear a rattling noise when you turn on your air conditioner you could be dealing with a broken condenser or fan belt. As with any of your major components, new noises are symptoms of a problem and should be inspected.

Foul Odor

An unpleasant scent when you turn on your air-conditioned could either be a dirty air cabin filter or mold on your evaporator case or air vent. The presence of either could lead to longterm damage or allergic reactions. Keeping your air conditioner serviced and clean will prevent these problems.

Prevention is Key

It is no secret that preventative maintenance is the best way to keep all components of your vehicle running at top condition. Having your car’s air conditioner serviced and inspected regularly no only improves performance, it allows the experts at Buckeye Complete Auto Care to catch minor issues before they cause expensive long term damage. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Call Buckeye Complete Auto Care for all your Car needs at 614-285-3453