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5 Common Issues With Your Car’s Air Conditioning

You might have noticed it’s getting hotter lately and this means your car’s air conditioning system is putting in work to keep us cool on the road. Given that this time of the year typically brings the highest temperatures, it makes sense that it’s also the time we see the most cars and trucks coming in to have their air conditioning repaired or serviced. There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in a car without an air con on a blistering hot day.

Luckily for you, Bashi’s Auto Electrical are experts in the service and repair of automotive air conditioners. Having your air conditioning system serviced is not only a great move in terms of comfort, it also helps keep everyone inside the car healthier. Your car’s air conditioning system doesn’t just cool the air, it also circulates and filters it. By having a professional auto electrician service your air conditioner, it means cleaner, cooler air for everyone to enjoy.

5 Most Common Issues We Find In Auto Air Conditioners

Low refrigerant levels: The refrigerant is responsible for absorbing heat from the cabin and transferring it outside the vehicle. If the refrigerant levels are low, the air conditioning system will not be able to cool the cabin effectively and may blow warm air. Low refrigerant levels can be caused by leaks in the system, or by refrigerant escaping through the compressor.

Clogged or dirty air filters: The air filter is responsible for trapping dirt and debris before it enters the air conditioning system. If the filter becomes clogged, it can restrict airflow and prevent the system from functioning properly. A dirty air filter can also lead to mould and bacteria growth, which can cause odours and health problems.

Failed compressor: The compressor is responsible for pressurising the refrigerant and circulating it through the system. If the compressor fails, it will prevent the refrigerant from being circulated and the system will not be able to cool the cabin. A failed compressor can be caused by a variety of issues including wear and tear, lack of lubrication, or electrical problems.

Leaks: Air conditioning systems use sealed components and a leak can cause the refrigerant to escape, reducing the system’s efficiency and ability to cool the cabin. Leaks can occur in the hoses, fittings, or evaporator, and can be caused by age, damage, or corrosion.

Electrical issues: The air conditioning system relies on several electrical components such as the compressor clutch, blower motor, and control module. A malfunction in any of these components can prevent the system from functioning properly. Electrical issues can be caused by a variety of factors including wear and tear, corrosion, or a blown fuse.

common car air conditioning problems
common car air conditioning problems

Concerned About Your Air Con? Book Your Car, Truck Or 4WD For Service Or Repair

The last thing you want is your air conditioning giving out half way through a road trip or long haul. If you are concerned about your air conditioning, such as musty odours, clicking sounds coming from the vents, or poor cooling performance, get in touch with Bashi’s. We can arrange a time for you to bring your vehicle in for an inspection of your air conditioning system that suits you. Our team of highly experienced auto electricians have been working with air conditioning systems in all makes and models for decades.

Get in touch with Bashi’s Auto Electrical by calling us on 07 5495 7333 or visiting our contact page to fill in our online form.