Posted July 15, 2020
Air Conditioning System Failure Warning Signs
With hot temperatures abounding in Kansas this summer, it’s definitely the worst possible time for you to experience air conditioning system problems.
Your air conditioning system should be included as part of your regular preventative maintenance plan and inspected on a regular basis. If you notice any of the following issues with your a/c system between inspections, you should have a mechanic inspect it ASAP:
– The air being emitted isn’t as cold as it used to be
– A funny smell is coming from the vents
– The air conditioner’s drive belts, compressor, or blower are nosier than usual
– A rhythmic clicking noise is coming from under the hood when you turn on the AC or defroster
– The defroster no longer defrosts the windshield effectively
– Water is resting on the floor of the passenger compartment
– The cooling fan keeps cycling on and off
If you are noticing any of these symptoms, it’s time for an air conditioning repair service. It should also be noted—if your vehicle was serviced prior to 1992— that the Freon refrigerant used to cool your car, CFC-12, is no longer used in a/c units because it contributes to the breakdown of the ozone layer. R-134a, the new refrigerant, can be used in older vehicles by converting the a/c to take the new refrigerant.
If you want to avoid paying big bucks to fix your whole air conditioning unit, you must service it as you would any other part of your vehicle rather than waiting until it breaks or has problems. Luckily, the auto experts here at Myers Automotive can help you avoid expensive and uncomfortable breakdowns in your a/c system with an a/c inspection.
Click HERE to schedule an appointment with our ASE-certified technicians if you’re concerned about your air condition system or any other component in your vehicle!