Your Air Conditioning unit is a vital tool in your car or SUV.
While it provides a cool refuge on blazing summer days, it also serves practical and essential functions in winter months as well.
The A/C unit is responsible for defrosting your windshield, helping you on cold mornings when your windshield is iced over or your windows are fogged up. There are a variety of other reasons the A/C is important to safe driving experience. That’s why it is crucial to maintain your A/C unit so that you can identify issues and find solutions before they become bigger and more expensive.
The Malfunctioning A/C: What to Look For
There are several situations in which your A/C can malfunction, and it’s important to know the signs you an look out for. They include:
Puddles. If there is a puddle on the ground under your car, there may be a leak. While leaks can be caused by a variety of things, it’s important to check you coolant.
Blowing warm air. If Your A/C is blowing warm air this can be a sign of low coolant levels or malfunction somewhere in the system. Similar to puddles, it’s important to know that warm air can be a symptom of more than just something wrong. Have Courtesy Auto run our multi-point inspection service to diagnose the problem effectively.
Clicking can also be a sign of a malfunctioning air conditioning system. You may hear a clicking when the air conditioning is on if your compressor is short cycling. If it is, it could be caused by low coolant levels.
Why Have The Professionals Do It?
Unlike other motor fluids, A/C coolant is clear and virtually odorless. Because of this and the processes that it undergoes, it can be hard to see and assess where the issue or leak is with the naked eye.
At Courtesy Auto Repair and Tire in Tacoma our staff of professionals is trained to identify issues and fix them quickly. If you are having issues with your air conditioning, tell one of our technicians, and we’ll have it fixed in no time!
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