aaa_logo_resized.png ase.jpg



Auto AC Repair

Auto Air Conditioning Repair: 5 Signs to Watch For 

Another steamy, sweaty and scorching Sarasota summer is on the way (or might be here as you’re reading this), and the last thing you want is for your car’s air conditioner to let you down when you need it most. And to help you avoid that very unpleasant situation, here are 5 signs that your AC needs some TLC (ASAP!):

1. Poor Air Flow

Weak or no air flow could be caused by many different problems. For example, there might be accumulated mold or mildew in the evaporator core, the blower hose may have become loose, or the ventilation fan might have burned out.

2. Water Stains

If your air conditioner is functioning fine (at least for now) but there are water stains on the floor, then don’t ignore it — because it likely means that there is some behind-the-scenes trouble going on. For example, your AC hose could be clogged due to excessive moisture build-up over time, or the hose might simply be worn out and need replacing. It’s very important to have this checked right away, because the moisture can cause damage to other components.

3. Tepid or Warm Air

It’s only a matter of time before air conditioners lose their cool — i.e. they start to blow out tepid or even warm air. This can be due to a clogged expansion tube, a malfunctioning compressor, a damaged condenser, a blown-out fuse or switch, lack of refrigerant, and other potential root causes. Have this looked at right away, because the problem isn’t going to get better. It’s going to get worse!

4.Strange Noises

You don’t have to be a mystical “car whisperer” to detect that your once quiet AC has started making some pretty strange noises. This might be caused by something relatively simple to find and fix, like debris caught in the fan, or a broken fan belt. Or it might be indicative of a more serious problem. Either way, it’s something you want to deal with before your AC stops making strange noises, and starts SCREAMING FOR HELP.

5. Bad Smell

Yes, that nasty odor emanating from your car could very well be the legacy of a forgotten cheeseburger under your seat. Or maybe you took the beloved family dog for a ride (and quickly remembered why you stopped doing that as you spray copious amounts of Febreeze). But we aren’t talking about those kinds of smells. We’re talking about a foul stench coming from your AC. The good news is that fixing this is usually fast and financially painless. You may simply need to replace your cabin air filter.

Trust the Experts for Air Conditioning Repair in Sarasota

With apologies to folks in many other parts of the country: there’s ordinary summer heat, and then there’s Sarasota summer heat. And that’s why a properly functioning air conditioner isn’t an optional nice-to-have: it’s an essential requirement that makes your driving enjoyable — and safe.

If you’re concerned about the state of your car’s AC, then don’t worry: we’re here to help. Call us at 941.377.0141, or make an appointment through the form on your right. Discover today why we’re the trusted experts for air conditioning repair in Sarasota!