What are the Symptoms of Failing Car A/C?

The Texas heat is starting to swell, and ensuring that your vehicle's air conditioning system is working at its best is important to your overall comfort on the road. Imagine getting back to your car after it has been parked in the sun all day in mid-July, only to find that your vehicle's A/C isn't working. It's a horrible thought, we know. So, what are some of the signs that your air conditioning is failing and how can you make sure that your vehicle has working A/C all throughout the warm months? 

The air conditioning system in your vehicle works with many different components, and over time some of these components can being to fail or leak that vital refrigerant needed to make the air cool. Luckily, the air conditioning system is pretty straight forward for all makes and models of vehicles, so any issue with the system can be quickly repaired here at Dub's Garage. 

The following signs can indicate that your car A/C system is starting to fail: 

  • No air is coming out of the vents
  • MAX air isn't as cold as it used to be
  • Air is lukewarm and isn't getting cold at all
  • Mold or mildew smell when air is turned on
  • Strange noises coming from vents when A/C is on

If you're noticing any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you into Dub's Garage for car a/c repair in Corpus Christi TX. There are a couple of things that can cause your air conditioning to start failing, but one of the most common reasons is low refrigerant. This is almost always caused by a leak somewhere in your vehicle's system. Overtime, components such as o-rings and seals can breakdown, which can cause refrigerant to leak. When it starts leaking, it becomes low and therefore your air conditioning doesn't feel as cold anymore. 

There are other components within this system that can fail other than the refrigerant. A problem with the compressor, which is responsible for actually circulating the refrigerant, can lead to no cold air. A bad evaporator core, a stuck air control flap, and a bad blower motor can all be culprits as well. 

If you suspect that your air conditioning system needs a repair or recharge, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into the experts here at Dub's Garage today! 

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