What are the Signs of Failing Car A/C?

Getting in your car to find that the air conditioning isn't working in the warm summer heat is never fun. While your a/c can stop working unexpectedly, you may notice certain signs that your a/c is slowly failing and needs to be inspected. It depends upon the issue with your a/c, and how severe the problem is. 

There are many different components within your vehicle's air conditioning system, and the cause of failure can vary. Here are some of the main causes of a failing car a/c system: 

  • Leaking refrigerant
  • Failing compressor
  • Cracked or rusted hoses
  • Mold or mildew buildup on evaporator core
  • Bad cooling fan
  • Broken seal

The best way to ensure that your vehicle’s air conditioning will work properly throughout the summer months is to have your a/c system inspected regularly here at Tri Star Automotive or to bring your car in at the first sign of an air conditioning issue. Having your air conditioner inspected regularly will allow us to catch any problems early on to ensure that you have your cool air when you need it. 

If there is an issue with your vehicle's air conditioning system, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Air blows out hot when A/C is on
  • No air comes out of the vents
  • Low air pressure 
  • Air isn't as cold as it used to be
  • Moldy smell when air is on
  • Strange noises when air is on

As soon as you begin experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you into the experts here at Tri Star Automotive. We are the trusted choice for car a/c repair in Tyrone GA and will ensure that your system is properly inspected and repaired quickly. Give us a call or stop by today!