What Can Prevent My Car’s AC From Working?

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We know that it is the holiday season and you aren’t using your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s air conditioner, but we want to talk about some things that will prevent the AC from working in the summer. One of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to go once the weather gets hot is to let Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair service the air conditioner in the spring. We will look for the following problems that cause air conditioning problems.

Dented or Clogged Condenser

The condenser cools off refrigerant that has run through the air conditioning system and, as a consequence, has heated up. The condenser does this two ways. First, it has holes in it that allow airflow in from the outside to cool off the refrigerant. Second, it uses a fan to cool off the refrigerant. Because the condenser is located directly behind the grille to allow for the air inflow, it can also be pelted by road debris. This can dent or clog the condenser and render it useless.

Electrical System or Fan Problems

You may end up with hot air blowing through your events even though the air conditioner is on if the condenser fan isn’t working. The most common reason why the fan doesn’t work is that your air conditioning system has an electrical problem. Another thing that will happen when the AC system has an electrical problem is the units will not turn on when you press the button on your dashboard. We can inspect your AC’s electrical system to make sure it is working properly.

Leaking or Evaporated Refrigerant

The air conditioning system relies on refrigerant to cool the air that blows through the vents. The refrigerant starts as a gas and is compressed into liquid by the air conditioner compressor. It is this cold liquid that cools the air. Your air conditioning system needs the right amount of refrigerant in order to keep the air cold. If the refrigerant has leaked or evaporated out of the system, you will end up with warm air blowing out of the vents.

Malfunctioning or Dead Compressor

Finally, the compressor is the air conditioning system part that compresses the gas refrigerant into a liquid. It also circulates the refrigerant through the air conditioning system. If the compressor has not been used for months, it can malfunction when you turn the air conditioner on. Consequently, you won’t have cold and refreshing air blowing through the vents.

Rocky Mountain Diesel & Auto Repair in Springville, UT, is here to help so call us today for all of your automotive service and repair needs.

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