Car Air Conditioner might need repairing, check the three signs below

Using the A/C while driving significantly reduces the fuel consumption on the highway. Hence A/C and Auto Climate Services are very much needed.  The energy removed the surrounding air in the car which contains heat and lots of moisture. The car consumes more fuel because of the added engine load. With A/C and Auto Climate Services, you can keep your A/C in good condition.

The main components of an A/C is the compressor including condenser and evaporator. They together achieve the purpose of cooling which we all enjoy so much.


Air Condition Services

  • A/C Services
  • A/C Regas
  • Replacement of A/C Compressors, Evaporator Cores, Condensers
  • A/C Leak Test

Main Components of Your Car A/C System

Car Air Conditioner Compressor

The compressor draws the refrigerant which is in low pressure and gaseous form; the compressor compresses the gas once it is inside the car’s pump. The belt, which is connected to the engine’s crankshaft, drives the pump of the car, which translates to putting the gas under-pressure and forcing it out to the condenser.

Car Air Conditioner Condenser

The condenser acts like a radiator in your car and serves more or less the same purpose that is, radiates heat out of your car. As a pressurised-gas, the refrigerant leaves the compressor to enter the condenser.

The air moving around the twisting-tubes of the condenser cools down the refrigerant. This turns it into liquid due to the heat created during the pressurising process. This is the main function of the air present there.

Car Air Conditioner Evaporator

Air Conditioner Evaporator is usually located on the passenger side of the car in most motor vehicles. It’s other name is evaporator core.  Usually two of these are strategically placed under the instrument panel, depending on the manufacturer of the car.

They not only look like but also act like the radiators in the car.  But are just a little bit smaller in size.  The use of Aluminum is common to make these. As is the law of nature, we all know that the heat travels from a warmer area to a cooler area.


Functioning of Air Conditioner Evaporator

By action of the car blower-fan inside the passenger-compartment, cold air circulates in the car pushing air over onto the very outside of the car evaporator. The refrigerant which is cold and at low pressure has to move into the evaporator. It vaporizes and absorbs heat from the surrounding air in the passenger compartment, for all this to take place.

Car Air Conditioner Evaporator: Health Checks

This system is not immune to wear and tear and definitely not to damages, just like any other mechanical part of the car. It may worn out or break down. Hence, may need professional servicing or repair at some point.

There are a couple of red flags to look out for when it comes. These red flags might suggest that it’s time to have it professionally inspected and repaired or replaced.

The below are the three main indicators that the Vehicle’s Air Conditioning is Failing

The cooling capability of the system is lost either partially or completely

There can be a noticeable loss in the overall cooling capability of the AC system. This is one of the most obvious symptoms that the air conditioning of the vehicle might have issues. The air does not blow as cold as it used to be before. You may notice that the A/C is not blowing cold air at all.  It may also not offer the right temperatures which is required in the car.

Strange noises are heard from the Air Conditioning system

Strange noises coming from under your hood is always a cause for alarm. Usually, you hear the fan blowing the cold air when you turn your A/C on. But if you hear a banging or rattling sound, make sure, something is wrong. These noises could be related directly to your air conditioning system. Grinding or grating sounds might signal a problem with the fan of your car.

The problem could be with the belts, if you hear a squealing noise or any other high pitch tone in the car . In either case, it’s important to get it checked out before the air conditioner is completely worn out.

Bad Smell

You’re A/C system may be failing if you notice a foul smell when you turn on your A/C. This may be because of the growing mould inside the system. Because breathing in mould is not safe for human beings, so we should address this problem. This can cause allergic reactions and other breathing-related problems and lung infections.

Contact us in case of help

We provide expert repair services to the entire Melbourne area and your happiness and convenience here at Western Prestige Auto is our greatest joy. We feel proud in providing these services and helping our customers. Give us a call, the next time you need your air conditioner repaired. We will come to you if you are not able to come to us, saving you time and money.

To book your next service or for more information on our Services and Mechanics in Truganina, Victoria, you can contact us on +61 426-533-774. We at Western Prestige Auto are proud of ourselves as we fulfil our commitment to delivering world-class services in Truganina, Victoria.


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