Now is the time of year when many automobile owners go to turn on their air conditioner and realize that it is not working properly. Problems with the A/C are not unusual but need to be inspected by a certified automotive specialist who can target and repair the issue correctly. Be sure to get your vehicle’s air conditioner looked at now before the hot weather makes driving unbearable.
The best thing about your vehicle’s air conditioner is that all you need to do is press a button to make it work. However, if it is not blowing cool air or only blowing insufficient cool air, it is time to have it inspected by a professional. While a malfunctioning air conditioner will not affect your vehicle’s driving performance, it can make even the shortest trips uncomfortable.
Some things that your maintenance technician may look for when servicing your air conditioner include:
- Leaking or Low Fluids: The lubricant or refrigerant in your vehicle can leak sometimes, causing the compressor to malfunction.
- Low Refrigerant Charge: You will need to have it recharged at an auto repair center.
- Blown Fuse
- Damaged or Clogged Components
There are some things you can do to prevent these problems from occurring. First, run your air conditioner at least ten minutes a month, even in cold weather. This will help keep it lubricated. Also, make sure that you have your system checked regularly. Many manufacturers do not include servicing your vehicle’s air conditioning system in their standard maintenance program. Asking a professional air conditioning specialist to inspect your car’s system can ensure that any problem is caught early and treated immediately, lowering costs and possible inconvenience in the future.
Visit the Havoline® xpress lube® in Kernersville, NC for automotive air conditioning repair and service. Conveniently located to serve customers in Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, our trained technicians will repair your vehicle’s air conditioner and get you back on the road with very little downtime.