In the thick of the summer weather, sitting in a car can be nearly excruciating – especially if you end up stuck in Chicago traffic.
The highways, buildings, and other cars make the ambient temperature even higher, and if your car’s air conditioning is on the fritz, you’re subjecting yourself to relatively dangerous conditions. Cool A/C will keep you safe and comfortable!
Diagnose The Problem
If your air conditioning doesn’t seem to be working properly, there are a number of factors that could be causing the problem. A knowledgeable mechanic will be able to perform a thorough check to detect the source of the issue. If your car’s air conditioner isn’t working – or isn’t working very well – give Milito’s Auto Repair of Chicago a call today!
While there’s no universal answer that solves every A/C problem, there are a few common issues that a mechanic will check for first. The simplest problem is debris (like leaves, dirt, bugs, etc.) blocking air from flowing over the compressor. A good cleaning will fix the trouble quickly!
Alternatively, there could be leaks in hoses, seals, or vacuum tubes that will require replacement. There could be a failed fuse, switch, control module, or solenoid that will also need some work and replacement parts to repair. Further still, there may be an issue with your compressor, a Freon leak, a broken fan…
A thorough diagnosis will identify the problem(s), and your mechanic will be able to give you an estimate of the costs of labor and parts to get your A/C back up and running.
If your car’s air conditioner is still working, but isn’t as cold as it once was – or isn’t blowing with as much power – it’s a good idea to address the trouble as early as possible. Debris or small leaks may not seem like much now, but the longer they go unchecked, the worse they can get.
Small issues can make the other parts of your A/C system work harder, which leads to further damage. A small leak will get worse over time. A faulty compressor will eventually fail…
For all of these reasons, it’s best to take your vehicle in as soon as you notice the air conditioner acting up. For expert diagnosis, friendly service, and quality repairs, come see us at Milito’s!