Do You Know What to do When Your Car’s A/C Goes Out?

Driving a car without a properly functioning A/C in Texas is practically torture. No one should have to endure the Texas heat without some kind of cooling comfort while getting from point A to point B. Now that it is spring time it would be very wise to make sure your vehicle’s A/C is working properly and will last you the entire summer.

It doesn’t take a lot to figure out if your air conditioning isn’t working the way it should. There are some very obvious signs that can tell you something is going wrong with your A/C.

Some signs you may notice are:

  • Vents aren’t blowing as cold of air as they were or should
  • Warm air is being blown out when the A/C is on
  • No air at all is coming out of the vents

These are some of the easiest things to notice when diagnosing a problem with your automobile. Most of the time a bad A/C unit is caused by a leak or faulty O-ring which can cause your car to have no more refrigerant.

In many systems the compressor won’t turn on because of low pressure due to lack of refrigerant. If you know your way around a car then there are a couple of different areas you can check to make sure they are performing the way they should.

You’re going to need to check the serpentine belt and fuses as well as the compressor clutch engagement.

Note: Turning on your A/C while inspecting these components will better help you find the root of the problem.

If you haven’t checked the refrigerant for leaks then be sure to do that since that is what causes most issues with air conditioning systems.

However if you’re unsure of what you should be looking for then bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let the expert mechanics examine your car and make sure the air conditioning is working at its full potential.

After giving your car a free diagnostic test, $80 value, they will know exactly what service and repair will be required and get your vehicle running the way it should be. Give us a call at 817-232-9866 to schedule an appointment.

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