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What Can Cause My Car’s A/C to Fail?

Having a working car air conditioner in the summer is essential to keeping comfortable, cool, and safe on the road. When you find that your air conditioner doesn't work on a hot summer day, you'll have a very uncomfortable and probably sweaty ride ahead of you. As soon as you notice that your vehicle's air conditioning system either doesn't work at all or isn't as cold as it used to be, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop for an A/C system inspection. 

If you are experiencing problems with your car's A/C, you may be wondering what could be causing you issues, and whether or not the repair is a big or small one. Let's look at some of the common issues that can occur when it comes to faulty air conditioning systems and what causes these problems to occur. 

Air doesn't blow out of vents - if you notice that no air is blowing out of your vents at all, this can be caused by a faulty blower motor or fan. 

Air doesn't blow cold - low or leaking refrigerant can cause a decrease in the temperature of your MAX A/C. Leaing refrigerant can be caused by bad o-rings, seals or hoses. 

You smell mold or mildew when the A/C is turned on - due to the wet and dark conditions in your vehicle, it is not uncommon for mold or mildew to actually grow within the A/C system. 

You hear strange noises when the A/C is turned on - this can be caused by a lose or broken component. A belt could have slipped or you could have a rattling compressor. 

These are just some of the common causes for these symptoms, but the best way to truly understand the issue at hand is by bringing your vehicle into the experts here at Autoworks of Issaquah when you need car a/c repair in Issaquah, WA. We invite you into our shop today if you need help with your car's air conditioning system. We will get you back on the road driving comfortably again in no time! 

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