Over time, the air conditioner in your car is going to start to degrade. There’s really nothing you can do about it; it’s a natural product of time and use. It can also be a product of disuse. Many people find that their air conditioners are not functioning very well after a long winter. Others simply find that their air conditioner loses functionality over time. Whichever the case may be, there are a couple of signs that you need to get the a/c repaired.
A/C Is No Longer Blowing Cold Air
This seems like the most common complaint. When you turn your air conditioner on, it blows air, but the air is not very cold. That’s likely a problem with the amount of refrigerant in your system. Refrigerant can slowly leak out and ruin the functionality of your a/c. It could also be a problem with your compressor.
The best way to know is to take it into an automotive specialist such as Dragontek Automotive Ltd. The specialists there can tell you whether you have a compressor problem or a refrigerant problem.
A/C is Not Blowing Air At All
This is likely a problem with the fan. An A/C works by creating very cold temperatures in the compressor and then blowing air over those cold coils. If your fan isn’t working, then you’re not going to get any air blowing at all. You can open up your hood and see if your fan is spinning. You can also listen for it by turning the A/C and turning just the fan on. Make sure the car is turned off and cool if you pop the hood. If that sounds like too much work for you, just take it into a specialist who can tell you what the problem might be.