Auto Air Conditioning Repair

auto air conditioningHaving air conditioning in your car is something we’ve all gotten used to.  Sure, air conditioning was a luxury only the rich could afford a few decades ago, but now even the most inexpensive cars come standard with air conditioning.  Now that we’ve all gotten used to driving in a cool and dehumidified vehicle, when our auto air conditioning breaks, it’s an even bigger problem!

Air conditioning is a matter of comfort most of the time, but there are times when it can be a safety issue if your air conditioning is broken.  When your car’s ventilation system cools the air in your cabin is also dehumidifies it.  If you’ve ever been caught in a rain storm in a car without air conditioning, then you know how important dehumidification can be!  Without a functioning air conditioning system, your car’s glass can fog up in no time making driving dangerous and could even cause an accident.

If you are in need of auto air conditioning repair, then it’s important to know what symptoms to look for so you can make sure the repair matches the problem you’re having.  The main problem with any air conditioning system is that it is no longer creating cool, or cool enough air.  This lack of cold air can result from a blockage of flow inside or outside of your air conditioning system, a problem with the ventilation system in your car, a broken component like a failed compressor, or even a simple malfunction of a sensor designed to monitor and protect your air conditioning system.

There is one very simple observation you can make to help you quickly narrow down what the problem might be with your auto air conditioning system.  With the car idling and the hood open, find the air conditioning compressor.  It will be driven by your engine belt and usually has 2 lines connected to it and usually 1 wire.  The lines will either be rubber or turn to rubber shortly after they leave the compressor and the pulley where the belt runs usually sticks out further than the other accessories on your motor.

When your air conditioning is off, your compressor acts as an idler pulley meaning the belt spins the pulley but it doesn’t run anything.  When you turn your air conditioning on, it engages a magnetic clutch that connects the belt driven pulley to the compressor which starts pumping the refrigerant.  You can watch this happen in you look at the pulley while a friend turns the air conditioning on.  When they do, the center section of the pulley will start to spin along with the belt indicating the compressor is working.

If the compressor starts turning when the AC is turned on in your car, then you may have a blockage inside or outside the system, or you may have a problem with the system in your car.  If the compressor doesn’t turn on, it’s possible that the compressor or clutch has failed or that you’ve got a leak and your system is so low on refrigerant that the compressor won’t even engage.

If you find a leak in your auto air conditioning system, the best way to solve the problem is to use Red Angel A/C Stop Leak.  Red Angel A/C Stop Leak is a chemical sealing agent that can be injected into your system along with the refrigerant.  Red Angel A/C Stop Leak will travel around your system until it finds a leak.  The temperature differential at the leak point will activate Red Angel A/C Stop Leak causing it to form a chemical seal keeping your system tight and functioning properly.

You can find Red Angel A/C Stop Leak at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Bennett Auto Supply
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Fast Track
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
  • S&E Quick Lube Distributer
  • DYK Automotive
  • Fisher Auto Parts stores
  • Auto Plus Auto Parts stores
  • Hovis Auto & Truck Supply stores
  • Salvo Auto Parts
  • Advantage Auto Stores
  • Genuine Auto Parts stores
  • Bond Auto Parts stores
  • Tidewater Fleet Supply
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
  • Any Part Auto Parts
  • Consumer Auto Parts

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