Automotive air conditioning systems are essential during the summer months, because cars can become baking hot ovens if they're left sitting out in the sun for even a few minutes. However, because most drivers will use their air conditioning systems constantly during the summer, the likelihood of a problem developing with an automotive air conditioning system is quite high. Luckily, there are a few early warning signs of a malfunctioning air conditioning system which you can keep an eye out for so that you can get your air conditioning system repaired as soon as trouble appears.
If your vehicle smells odd, or if the air coming out of the air conditioning vents smells funny, you should have your system looked at. Most often, a smell in the air conditioning system of your car either means that mold has begun to grow in it (a serious health hazard, which can occur when water leaks into the system) or that a line has broken and the fumes from fluids are being blown through the system (though not as much of a health hazard, a leak is still serious damage to your system). Either way, you should have a mechanic diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible.
If your air conditioning system is making any unusual noises, such as a repetitive clicking sound, there may be a loose fan belt or other component within your auto air conditioning system. This noise can be representative of a minor repair: often, all a mechanic has to do is tighten the belt again and you're good to go. However, if you leave it for too long, the belt could come off and break, or damage another component of the air conditioning system, which is much more complicated and expensive to repair. Take your car in to get looked at as soon as you hear any strange noises coming from the air conditioner.
Check underneath your car periodically to see if there is any fluid leaking out. If you notice any air conditioner fluid, which is a bright green color, underneath where your car has been parked after the air conditioner has been running, there is something seriously wrong with your air conditioning system. Water can also sometimes leak out around the floor of the passenger seat when there is an issue with the air conditioner. If such a leak does occur, refrain from using your air conditioner at all until you can have a mechanic look at the system.
For more information, contact a mechanic at a shop like Auto Air Clinic Inc.Share
26 April 2016
After trying in vain to fix my car for a few months, I realized that I needed to hire a professional. I was tired of dealing with repairs that I was unfamiliar with, and I knew that I needed to get some help. I started looking around for a great auto mechanic, and even though one business was more expensive than others, I decided to work with them. They worked hard to fix my car, and I was really pleased with how great of a job they did. This blog is all about investing in proper auto service so that you don't have to deal with problems in the future.