Signs of failing car air conditioning system
31st August 2016
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 The AC compressor system is just like any other electrical system in your car; it experiences wear and tear over time that needs to be attended to. When it’s starting to malfunction, you’ll see signs and symptoms that you have to watch out for.

Uneven cooling

The air conditioning compressor is being run by the electrical relay in your car and if starts to fail, the compressor will not work at all, thus the air conditioning system too. When you’re experiencing uneven cooling from your air conditioning system, then it’s one of the signs that your air conditioning compressor system needs repair or replacement.

The compressor is not working

This is one of the easiest sign to detect. Once you open your car and turn on your AC, you can usually hear the compressor's click signaling you that it has turned but with defective compressor, you won’t hear anything. If this happens, it’s time to consult a professional mechanic to have it repaired or replaced.

There’s no cold air

Even though your air conditioner is working but you can’t feel any cold air coming from it, it’s one of the signs that something is wrong. This could mean that your air conditioning compressor in your car has run out of gas. 

AC Compressor won’t engage

One of the things that you can check to make sure that AC compressor is not working is when you set your air conditioning in a high setting while observing the car’s compressor and clutch. If both the compressor and the clutch fail to engage whenever you try to use them, it’s time to consult a mechanic.

Whenever you observe one or all of these signs, contact a professional mechanic such as Alverstone Autos Ltd who has a proven track record of great service since 2002. Thousands of customers have already benefited from their services so you can be sure that your car is in good hands.

 

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