With spring here and summer right around the corner, you want your vehicle’s air conditioning system to be operating as it should. There’s nothing quite as miserable as being stuck in traffic in 85-degree weather with no way to keep yourself cool. Here are five signs you need an A/C service from the team at Hogan’s Automotive.
The most obvious sign that your A/C is going out is the fact that it just doesn’t cool like it once did. There’s plenty of airflow, but it’s just blowing the air around and not actually cooling it. There are many causes of this that range from minor to major repairs, so have it inspected by a professional.
Maybe the air is decently cool, but there’s just not much coming out of your vents. This could be due to a bad ventilation fan, loose hoses, or a problem with your seals.
If you start to hear a rattling noise or clunking sound, you may have an issue with one of your belts or potentially some debris caught in the system. You’ll want this fixed as soon as possible to avoid other major repairs.
Odor coming from your vents is possibly caused by a dirty cabin filter. These should be changed regularly and is a pretty easy fix. If the smell is a burning odor, that’s likely a sign of the compressor overheating and will need to be fixed immediately.
Cold then Warm
When the system is cool at first but then turns warm, it is likely due to a clogged valve, blown fuse, or leak in the system. Again, you’ll want to have a professional take a look to help you identify the exact issue.