Your automobile’s air conditioning is normally taken for granted – until it fails in hot weather. The last thing you want is to be in a car that blows hot air out of the vents during summer. Or in a car with no air conditioning at all.

Why Your Air Conditioning Is Not Working

Your vehicle’s air conditioning can malfunction for a variety of reasons. Knowing what to check for might help you figure out why your car’s air conditioning isn’t working and what steps to take next. Here are some of the most typical reasons why your car’s air conditioning may have stopped working:

Refrigerant Leak

This problem is one of the most prevalent reasons for a car’s air conditioner to stop working. Leaks can occur for many reasons; they could be the consequence of rubber seals and hoses failing over time, allowing the refrigerant Freon to escape. Moisture could sneak into the cooling system and combine with the refrigerant. It mixes with Freon to form a toxic acidic mixture that can corrode your air conditioner components and cause lasting harm.

Bad/Failing Cooling Fans

Cooling fans might stop working for various causes, including blown fuses, an electrical short, or being fractured by road debris. Fortunately, this is a relatively simple issue to resolve.

Bad/Failing Compressor

Your car’s AC compressor pumps the refrigerant in your air conditioner, but if the compressor isn’t working, the refrigerant won’t circulate. One of the most common causes of compressor failure is inactivity over lengthy periods. A compressor can potentially cause issues if the compressor’s clutch becomes jammed. If it becomes caught in the “on” position, your air conditioner will run continually, and if it becomes stuck in the “off” position, the compressor will not engage.

Bad/Blocked Condenser

The condenser is a vital part of the system. It takes the compressed gaseous refrigerant from the compressor and depressurizes, cools, and liquefies it. It could be an indication of a failing condenser if your air conditioner isn’t cooling as well as it used to.

Electrical Gremlins

Electrical problems with your car’s air conditioning could make it stop working. Failed switches, burnt fuse, an issue with the control module, or something else could be the cause. A loose connection or a bad fuse might cause an electrical short, causing the A/C to stop working.

Usually, there are no warning lights to alert you to problems with your air conditioning system, unlike many other systems in today’s cars. Because you don’t want to wait until a problem arises, which all too frequently occurs at the most inconvenient times, it’s a good idea to bring your car in before the summer arrives to ensure that your air conditioning is in good working order. If your car’s air conditioning needs servicing, our experienced crew at Reliant Auto Repair is ready to help. You’ll be glad you did if you give us a call right now.