How did we all cope with these brutal summer days before the invention of AC for our vehicles? Sadly, many people are finding out exactly how for the first time (or reliving the old days) as their AC system inexplicably starts blowing hot air. Of course, this never seems to happen in early spring, when the weather is mild. No, we always seem to get caught sweating and overheated in midsummer, desperate for help.
It’s best to catch a problem before it stops your AC in its tracks, so if you suspect your AC is on the verge of collapse, give your trusted auto repair shop in Madison, TN a call right away! In the meantime, get familiar with the specifics of your car’s AC system. Here are three common reasons why it could be failing.
An electrical issue
You might not know it, as it’s so tucked away, but your car’s AC system is actually quite complex. It has a vast array of fuses, wires, switches and relays that all work together to give you that cold air. There are a number of reasons why components of this system can fail; some common ones include aging or defective parts. Your car is usually smart enough to detect an electrical issue, and when it does, it shuts off the system. This is annoying up front, but actually a good thing for you, because it keeps you safe. Get your car to a repair shop to have it analyzed.
Refrigerant is one of those great fluids that doesn’t need to be topped off. That’s because it operates inside a sealed system, where none of the fluid should ever get out. If for some reason the fluid were to be let out of the closed AC looping system, it would instantly evaporate into a gas. What this means for you is that if you do have a refrigerant leak, it definitely means something is amiss. Madison Muffler & Auto Repair uses technologically advanced equipment to detect the leak’s location, whether it’s in the compressor, evaporator, condenser or somewhere else.
A bad compressor
The compressor is what makes your AC system go, and like any other machine or part, it can wear out—especially if you run your AC a lot. The compressor is responsible for helping remove heat from your car by circulating the vehicle’s refrigerant. Madison Muffler & Auto Repair can run diagnostics to check on the health of your compressor, and then repair or replace it if it’s failing.
While some components of cars can be easily reached and repaired, AC problems are the realm of a capable auto repair shop in Madison, TN, as the AC system itself can be hard to access without proper tools or knowledge. Luckily, Madison Muffler & Auto Repair is here to help you get your comfort and sanity back by repairing what ails your AC. If your AC isn’t keeping you cool, bring your car in so we can get it back on track!