Driving around in triple digit weather in Utah can be downright unbearable without a working vehicle air conditioning (AC) system. Ace Auto Repair in Utah offers affordable rates and honest, reliable car AC repair every time! Call (801) 803-6016 to Schedule your Air Conditioner Performance Check today!
Vehicle A/C Evacuation and Recharge Service Mechanic
If the air coming out of your vehicles’ vents is not as cold as it used to be, the issue may be that your car has run low on refrigerant ( R-12 Freon in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars). As time goes on, small amounts of refrigerant leak from the system and if there is not enough refrigerant, the AC will not blow cold air. For low Freon levels the solution is simple – put more refrigerant in the system. Recharging your vehicle with refrigerant can bring up the pressure to correct levels. If your vehicle’s AC system is working but not blowing cold air, a refrigerant recharge will give your system back a frosty punch. If your vehicle AC unit is completely dysfunctional, it is best to take it in to an experienced Utah AC Repair and Recharge Mechanic.
Car AC Repair
There are a number of signs that may signal you that your vehicle’s AC system is not working properly. Some indications that your vehicle AC is having issues may include:
- AC is blowing hot air
- AC only works when driving and not when the car idles
- Low air flow coming from vents
- Mildew smell coming from the vents
Signs your AC may begin to lose its’ cool include:
- Damaged or failed condenser
- Clogged expansion valve
- Faulty compressor
- Damaged or failed evaporator
- Freon leak
- Leaks in system seals – core case seals, blower house seals &/or evaporator core case seals
- Bad blower motor
- Failed switch
- Vacuum leak
- Hose came loose or damaged
- Failed blower motor
Vehicle AC Not Working? Ace Auto Repair Will Help Keep You Cool
You car’s air conditioning system may have a number of reasons why it is not blowing cold air. By catching problems early on, you may be able to prevent small problems from becoming larger. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance! When you bring your vehicle to Ace Auto Repair, we will perform a comprehensive inspection of your car air conditioning system includes:
- Testing for proper Freon levels
- Testing for Freon contamination
- Checking the system for refrigerant leaks
- Clean condenser
- Inspect AC belts, seals and hoses for damage
- Examining blower
Frequently Asked Questions for Car Air Conditioner Repair and Recharge Utah
Unlike some of your vehicle's other systems, there isn't a maintenance or service schedule for its AC. In short, the frequency that you'll need to service your car AC is directly related to its performance. If you notice that the system simply isn't blowing cold air like it used to, then it's time for an inspection by a professional.
Servicing an AC that has vents only in the front of the vehicle will be less expensive than one that is dual AC with vents in the backseat as well. At Ace Auto, our AC repair service
package includes car AC diagnosis, leak check, valve replacement, if needed, and freon recharge. Call us
with the make and model of your car for a price estimate.
Unusual noises coming from your air conditioner are often the first sign that something is wrong. If you hear a hissing noise after you turn the car off, you might be concerned but it's actually normal. It's simply your AC system equalizing the pressure by moving the freon. A loud squealing noise is another noise that is noticed. It can indicate that there is an issue with the serpentine belt.
A buzzing noise that occurs when the AC is turned on signals that your AC compressor is starting to go bad. A sign that your system has been overcharged with freon, it won't cool properly and can lead to having to replace the entire compressor if it isn't addressed quickly.
Clicking or knocking sounds could indicate that a component of the air conditioning has loose mounting bolts that need to be tightened properly. A rattling noise that is constant while the air conditioner is turned on could have a few different causes. The compressor clutch
or the compressor itself could be failing. It could also be a sign that the serpentine belt or compressor clutch is going bad.
Finding a puddle of water under your vehicle can be troubling. It's even more concerning, though, when the water unexpectedly appears inside your car. Finding a few drips of water underneath your vehicle after you've been running the air conditioner is considered to be a normal occurrence. A puddle or an amount that increases over time, however, requires further investigation by a professional
Water that is found inside your vehicle could be a sign that your AC is leaking if you've been using it. There are a few different reasons that could be the cause. For example, the evaporator drain could be clogged with dirt or other debris or the seals that are part of your system could be failing. Both situations could allow water to make its way inside your car.
Another possibility is that the evaporator core itself is leaking. This is often marked by a musky smell that comes from the vents. As experts who specialize in diagnosing issues and air conditioning repair, Ace Auto
is the place to go for answers.
If your vehicle's AC compressor is failing, chances are you'll notice some signs. One of the most noticeable of these is that the air that your AC is blowing out isn't as cold as it once was. You might also hear grinding, squeaking or other loud noises when you turn on the AC.
Your AC compressor might have an issue with the clutch. This could mean that the compressor is activated all the time and never turns off or it could result in the compressor not working at all.
Some symptoms are most noticeable to those who are experienced at working on such systems. For example, damage and wear to the belts and/or compressor that is evident during a visual inspection could also be the reason for the compressor failing.
Not only is a damp smell that comes out of your AC unpleasant, but it can also spread allergens around the cabin of your vehicle. The AC & Heater Duct Cleaner offered by Ace Auto
cleans and deodorizes the entire system, removing the bacteria, mold, stale air and algae that sometimes collects there. In place of that unpleasant, damp smell will be a fresh, clean scent.
Servicing a vehicle's AC system not only requires expert knowledge but also specialized tools. Your AC system is a highly-pressurized environment that requires specific expertise in order to work on it safely. It is also illegal to allow the system's refrigerant to escape into the environment so it must be recovered.
Car Air Conditioning (AC) Repair Utah
If your vehicle’s air conditioning system is not up to par, Ace Auto Utah is here to help. We service all types of car, trucks, vans, and RV’s. To have your air conditioning system recharged, repaired, or replaced by experts consider Ace Auto Repair in West Jordan, Utah. We are dedicated to giving our customers the absolute best service value available for the vehicles we work on. We stand behind all work that we do with and all work is guaranteed.
Stay Cool - Schedule an A/C Performance Check in Utah at Ace Auto Repair!