Air conditioning can make your vehicle more comfortable, whether you are taking a long drive in the country during the summer or are stuck in traffic in the city. However, like other parts of your car, the air conditioning system needs to be maintained or it can break down. Here are three common problems with car AC units that you may encounter.
Dust Coming into the Car
Since a car’s AC works by circulating fresh air from the outside to inside your car, the system is made to prevent dust or debris from entering the system. However, if there is a problem with the filters, such as they are clogged, then you may see dust particles entering your vehicle. You should be able to change the filter yourself, but if a filter change doesn’t fix the problem, you will need to take it in for repairs.
Blowing Hot Air
If your vehicle’s AC unit begins to blow hot air into your car, that is an indication of a serious problem. It could indicate a leak in the system or it could mean that your AC unit has stopped working altogether. If your AC is blowing hot air while the AC is turned on, you will need to take your car in for East Sussex car air conditioning repairs.
The AC condenser provides the cool air from the unit when it is turned on. If you are not getting enough, or any, cool air into your car, then the condenser may be leaking. Sometimes the condenser unit may need to be replaced, or a mechanic may be able to repair it.
Problems with the AC unit can indicate other problems with your car, such as an electrical issue if it is overheating. It is important to have your vehicle examined and have the AC fixed to prevent the problem from getting worse and to make your car comfortable again.