Now that it’s heating up in Oldsmar, you probably are using your AC every day. If yours isn’t working as well as it once did, you may need to talk to a local mechanic about air conditioning repair. A good AC repair shop will ask plenty of questions to help troubleshoot the issue before they ever get in your car to test it. Here are some common symptoms of air conditioning issues and the possible cause.
Even on High Your AC Doesn’t Blow Like It Once Did
We call that weak airflow and there are a few likely reasons. One of the most common and easiest to fix is when a hose has come loose. Another common reason is the fan motor isn’t working properly. The fan may be stuck in a lower speed or just weak from age. Without properly connected and working fan and hose, the air can’t get to your car to cool it. Other more serious issues include malfunctioning seals or evaporator core.
It Blows, but The Air isn’t That Cold
When you first notice that the air conditioning in your car isn’t cooling like it once did, bring it in to your local mechanic right away. This can be an indication of a leak in the system or the failure of a compressor, evaporator, switch, fuse, or other part. There are many reasons why your AC may stop blowing cold air but the longer you let this issue go, the more extensive the damage may become.
My Car Smells when I use the AC
If your car smells like a dirty gym locker when you use the air conditioning, you likely have one of two problems. The first, and easiest to remedy, is replacing your cabin air filter. Many people forget or don’t know that there is often an air filter for your car’s cabin. It should be changed when you change your other air filters. A more serious issues is mold in the evaporator case. When water can’t drain, mold grows creating a smell that your AC blows into your car. No matter how new your cabin air filter is, you’ll still smell it. You’ll need to contact your mechanic for resolution of this issue.
If you have one of these issues, or something else entirely, with your air conditioning, trust the experts at Oldsmar Automotive with your AC repair. We know air conditioning systems and will give you a clear explanation of any necessary repairs along with our free estimate. Call (727) 784-3501 to schedule an appointment or come by our shop at 3166 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.