Beck & Masten Buick GMC South is happy to help you learn why your car or truck air conditioning quit working suddenly.
Your car’s AC not working is most likely caused by a freon leak or a failing compressor. Though these are the easy to spot reasons that your air-conditioner isn’t working in the vehicle, it could also be anything as simple as a dirty cabin filter or a bad compressor belt. No matter why or how, when you are expecting the relief of cold air it can be incredibly disappointing when it doesn’t come through. Don’t sweat it though, because our experienced auto technicians know what to spot and are ready to get your vehicle prepared before the first heatwave arrives.
If you’ve noticed damp spots around or in your car recently, that might be because of an air-conditioning leak in your vehicle. When your AC is producing cold air into your car, it needs to displace all of that moisture it absorbs from outside and should leave through the evaporator drain. Another cause might be the AC Refrigerant level being too low which leads to the evaporator coils freezing up and an overflow of condensation. You should also keep a lookout for faulty seals in the air-conditioning compartment or the air-conditioner’s air filters in case this issue keeps happening.
The most likely reason your AC isn’t cooling is the vehicle’s air-conditioner started leaking. Your vehicle’s AC system needs freon to lower the ambient air temperature which produces some refreshing cold air. Whenever you want some refreshing cool air, it won’t be possible when there’s a freon leak happening. Another reason that your air-conditioner isn’t blowing cold air is because the car is a hybrid. The air-conditioner system is powered by the engine, the AC isn’t receiving power if your vehicle is in EV mode and the engine isn’t running.
If the AC is turned on but the fan stopped working then there might be a blown air-conditioner fuse. Fuses help protect components of a car from a power surge and even though it may just have to be replaced, however, if the air-conditioning fuse continues to pop then it’s possible you have a larger issue. There’s can be a chance that the car’s air-conditioning Compressor might be affected by a low amount of air-conditioning refrigerant or a possible leak that has to be looked at.
Visit Beck & Masten Buick GMC South for all of your Houston Buick GMC service needs. No matter your vehicle’s make or model, we will gladly provide the service it needs. Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you. Visit us in person or online to schedule your service appointment.