Living on the Gold Coast, we use our car’s air conditioning systems constantly. It’s a feature of our car that we take for granted until it stops working. Thankfully, there are many warning signs that you can learn to watch out for. If you experience any of the below signs, then it’s time to take your car to SuperCool Southport for an air conditioning service.
The first warning sign is the most obvious: no cold air. If you turn on your vehicle, turn up the air and nothing happens – you have a problem. This could be one of several issues. You may just be out of refrigerant or there could be another issue. Thankfully, a trip to your local auto air conditioning repairer can quickly diagnose the problem.
Beside no cold air, the next easiest warning sign to spot is weird noises. This is a sign that there is an issue with the unit. It could be an item clogging the unit or a major part failing. If you start hearing weird noises coming from your car air conditioning, take it to a professional straight away.
Sometimes bad odours start to come out of your vents. This could be a big warning sign of mould growth in your air conditioning unit itself. A bad smell should be taken care of immediately, since mould can lead to respiratory problems and other health concerns.
An air conditioning leak can cause low pressure as the coolant drains from the system. Most leaks are small and hard to spot. If you suspect a leak, go to a professional such as SuperCool Southport for some auto air conditioning repair work as soon as possible. Leaks can lead to other, more serious problems down the line.
It’s better to safe than sorry, as even if it isn’t your air conditioning acting up or shutting down, we will be able to diagnose the problem and fix it for you.
You should service your car, 4WD, light truck, tractor, excavator, light commercial vehicle, van or bus air conditioning system every 18 months to 2 years to ensure it operates at maximum efficiency. If you let the system run low on refrigerant the compressor must work twice as hard and will therefore wear out in half the time.