As we approach the hot summer months, driving in a car that doesn’t have working air conditioning (AC) can be miserable. If your car’s AC isn’t running cold air, these could be the possible problems. It can get really hot outside — so just imagine how hot your car can get. Unfortunately, sometimes we can experience issues with how our car’s AC is running. If your car isn’t blowing cold air, read on to learn why you could be experiencing this and what you need to do.
In modern cars, it is reasonable to expect an air conditioning system to be dependable for 100,000 miles or more. However, sometimes problems happen. Nothing can ruin your day quite like realizing you don’t have working AC in your car on a hot summer day. The most common causes of broken air conditioning leaks or compression issues. If you are feeling cool — but not cold — air, the issue could be a clogged filter, a problem with the cooling fan, signs of radiator trouble, or it could simply mean it’s time to recharge your AC. If you’re not sure what’s causing your problem, here’s a diagnosing guide from AutoZone:
If the air conditioning is set to the max cool setting but is only blowing slightly cool air, you should:
When trying to get the source of your AC issue, it’s best to begin at the compressor. To do this, follow these steps:
One of the most common reasons air conditioning systems experience problems is due to a leak. If air pressure is low, it could signal a leak. To check for a leak, AutoZone recommends following these steps:
The warm summer months are just around the corner and it can get smokin’ hot out — but your car shouldn’t be while you’re driving it. If you think your car’s AC isn’t functioning properly, stop by and see us. We want to make sure you ride comfortably this summer. With five convenient Scott’s Auto locations around Colorado — we have a team of the best professionals at every location fully equipped to help you stay cool in the warm summer months.