Repair Your Automotive AC in Time for Summer

Repair Your Automotive AC in Time for Summer

San Luis Obispo just broke a 40-year heatwave record clocking in at a sweltering 109 degrees. With rising temperatures unlikely to drop anytime soon, it's more important than ever to make sure your car's air conditioner is working properly. If your's isn't, check out these common problems and how to solve them.

AC Blows Cool Not Cold Air

When the AC only produces mild coolness, there could be an electrical problem, which causes the unit to short-circuit. If you recently topped up your car's coolant reserves, there could be a leak. If you aren't sure what the source of the problem is, bring your car down to Complete Automotive in San Luis Obispo. Our team offers a number of services that restore air conditioning function, such as a freon recharge, refrigerant leak repair, condenser repair and more.

AC Smells Bad

If your AC leaves your car smelling like the inside of a sneaker on a hot day, there could be several culprits. Mildewy odors are often caused by bacteria that grow behind the vents. You may also smell something sour if the air filter hasn't been changed recently. If you notice a chemical smell, there could be a leak somewhere.

AC Won't Turn on

Getting in your car on a hot day to find out your AC won't turn on is unpleasant. But there is usually a simple reason for it. Often, a broken or faulty part is to blame. Most commonly, burnt out fans are the cause.

AC Won't Turn off

You've made it to your destination and shut off the car, but the AC is still running. If it runs for too long it will quickly drain your battery. This problem could be due to a faulty sensor, relay or fuse. To save your battery while waiting for a repair, unplug the battery when you turn off your car.

To get your AC unit in working order and learn more about our San Luis Obispo auto shop and the services we offer, don't hesitate to call us at (805) 774-1029. We would be happy to schedule an appointment or give you an estimate for the cost of auto repair in SLO or the surrounding towns.

Complete Automotive Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ