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3 Common Car A/C Problems & What Causes Them

A working, clean, and powerful air conditioning system is a must-have for drivers in the summer. A broken A/C system can leave you breaking out in a sweat on your commutes. And a smelly A/C system can make the air inside your car unbearable. Read on to learn about air conditioning troubles that drivers commonly experience and what may have caused them.

Weak A/C Airflow

When your A/C never feels like it is powerful enough, it can be frustrating. It can make you sweat on those hot summer days. If you notice a lack of airflow, it is important that you have your A/C system checked. Below are some of its common culprits:

  • Mildew or mold built up in the evaporator core
  • A loose or cracked hose
  • Malfunctioning ventilation fan
  • Damaged seals

Not Cold Enough or Warm A/C

There are many explanations for warm air conditioning. If your car's air conditioning feels like it lacks the cooling factor, please bring your car to our auto repair shop for inspections. Below are some of the common reasons for A/C that is not cold enough:

  • Freon or refrigerant leak
  • Failing compressor
  • Malfunctioning blower motor
  • Bad condenser or evaporator
  • Jammed expansion tube
  • Failed switch, fuse, relay, blend door, or solenoid

Smelly A/C

Have you ever turned on your A/C to have it smelling like sweaty gym socks? Well – you wouldn’t be the first person to experience this if you say yes. Air conditioning odors can be caused by the following:

  • Dirty cabin filters
  • Mold in the evaporator 

Whether you need an A/C component replaced or a freon recharge, we’ve got what you need at The Model Garage. For excellent auto air conditioning services, please give us a call or schedule your appointment online with us today.

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