If you live in Florida, you know how hot the summers can be. If your vehicle’s A/C system is on the fritz, it can make for some seriously miserable driving. This summer, don’t take a chance on dealing with a miserable, hot car. Instead, visit the experts at RB Auto Service where we can perform all the A/C repair and services you need for your Corvette or Cadillac. Read on to learn more about some of the most common air conditioning issues.
If you’re driving with the A/C on and it’s not producing enough airflow, this can make your car’s interior remain hot. There are several reasons why your car’s A/C system has weak airflow, including:
- Mold and mildew have started to accumulate in the evaporator coil. This happens thanks to residual moisture that sits stagnant during the cooling process, and now the air is having trouble getting through your car’s air vents.
- A loose hose can also cause weak airflow, and it typically happens with the blower hose, which supplies air to the A/C blower unit.
- Your ventilation fan could be broken. If the fan is not blowing air, it will obviously be weak or even non-existent.
- Some seals could become worn out and open up, causing weaker airflow. If any seal is loose, it can cause serious damage to the whole system.
Lack of Cold Air
Sometimes, the A/C system simply stops producing cold air, or the amount of cold air coming out is minimal. This could be caused by an assortment of things ranging from simple to complex, including:
- Your vehicle has a Freon leak that was caused by a failed component, hose, seal, or O-ring.
- The expansion tube or refrigerant charging hose has become clogged.
- The compressor or compressor clutch has failed, or you have a failed motor blower/motor blower resistor.
- A switch, fuse, relay, control module, or other part has failed.
- There is a damaged or broken condenser or evaporator.
Any leak can cause serious issues, so it’s important that you take your vehicle in for a diagnostic test as soon as possible. Leaks in a car’s A/C system are what’s known as an “open system” and they can be repaired as long as the issue is caught early. The longer you wait, the more expensive the repairs and services will likely be. If moisture gets into the system, it can cause even more damage.
Stay nice and cool this summer and visit RB Auto Service in Pinellas Park, FL or give us a call at 727-430-8750 to schedule an appointment today!