Although you might typically associate air conditioning service with spring, fall is a good time to have this part of your vehicle serviced. Spring and summer, especially in Atlanta, are high-pollen times of year that can lead to clogged filters. Getting your air conditioning serviced is an important part of your maintenance schedule, ensuring that you can breathe easy year-round.
Have you Gotten Your Car’s Air Conditioning Serviced This Year?
Unlike your engine or other electrical components in your car, there isn’t an ‘air conditioning service’ light on your dashboard. As a result, your car’s air conditioning is one of those service items that you may not think about until it isn’t working like it should.
Signs that your car air conditioning should be inspected:
- The vents are blowing stale or strange smelling air: One of the main signs that your air conditioning needs service is how the air coming out of the vents smells. The air blowing through the vehicle’s system should be odorless. A clogged or dirty air filter is the most likely culprit of this issue.
- The air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air: This problem could result from a few different causes, all of which would need to be diagnosed and fixed by a certified mechanic. Reasons your air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air include a faulty compressor, a leak in the A/C system, or a blown fuse.
- The airflow is weak or nonexistent: Weak or nonexistent airflow is usually related to the A/C system fan.
If you haven’t serviced your car’s air conditioning this year, bring your car by T3 Atlanta. We can inspect the system, advise whether your A/C needs service, and make repairs if needed.
Causes of Car Air Conditioning Problems
One of the most common causes of air conditioning problems is that the freon contained in the system has leaked. In this case, you may need to recharge air conditioning, also known as an “evac and recharge”. This process consists of vacuuming all existing fluids from the system before refilling the system with new fluids.
Your air conditioning system is an enclosed system and may never need to be recharged. In older vehicles, depending on use, you may need to have the system recharged every 3 years or so.
In addition to leaking freon, there are many potential reasons that an air conditioning is not getting cold:
- The A/C system has a faulty fan
- A seal has become worn and is leaking
- An electrical malfunction is preventing the system from working normally
- A compressor has failed or is faulty
- The condenser or evaporator has failed or is faulty
Whatever the cause of your air conditioning woes, T3 Atlanta can help. We’ll diagnose the problem and get your system up and running so you can get back to driving in comfort.
Car Heating and Air Conditioning Service in Atlanta
Whether you’ve never serviced your air conditioning, want to have the system inspected as part of preventive maintenance, or have a busted A/C, bring your Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, or Infiniti to T3 Atlanta. We have two metro-area locations in Smyrna and Decatur for your convenience. We’ll help you keep your air conditioning in top condition for cool, pollen and dust-free air.