You do not need to look at the calendar today to know that is Summer. Just take one step outside to feel heat. Summer brings a glorious stretch of ballgames, long weekends, pool parties and backyard BBQs with family and friends. But, not everything this time of year is as cool as a slice of fresh watermelon. At our shop, we also see our fair share of leaky coolant hoses, busted radiators and AC Systems that do not function properly.

What’s wrong with my AC?!?

So, your car’s AC was working just fine yesterday and today, well, not so much. So, what exactly is going on underneath the hood? It is important to understand that your car’s A/C system is indeed a system. There are numerous hoses, wires, seals, switches and fluids that must work in concert so that you and your passengers can enjoy properly functioning air conditioning.

So when your car loses its refreshing breeze, what’s really going on? Here are the usual suspects:

  • Damaged evaporator or condenser
  • Malfunctioning blower motor
  • Failed compressor or compressor clutch
  • Vacuum leak
  • Failed fuse, relay, switch or control module
  • Freon leak caused by a compromised hose or seal
  • Clog in tube or hose

Your car’s AC system is as strong as its weakest link. With so many parts contributing to its cumulative success, it only takes one part to fail for the system to fail. This is why it is important to see a Quick Lane at Garnet Ford technician at the first sign of AC failure. Like with many systems, failure to address a small problem can often lead to larger, and often pricier, problems.

All of us at Quick Lane at Garnet Ford want you and your family to enjoy your time on the roads this summer. If any part of your car is not running at peak performance, stop by our shop today or call for an appointment so we can get you moving in the right direction!