Even short drives around town in the summer are miserable if your auto air conditioning isn’t working.
Summertime weather is definitely here. It’s hot and expected to get even hotter. Weather forecasters are expecting temperatures to reach the triple digits next week.
The hot weather can make life miserable just walking from your house to your car. But it’s even worse if your auto air isn’t functioning at its best. One lucky thing about your auto air is that it generally does not stop functioning without a warning, according to carfax.com. That means you’ll generally have a chance to fix it before you find yourself hanging your head out a car window to try to catch a cool breeze.
Four signs warning you that your auto a/c is headed for a breakdown: blowing hot or warm, rather than cool, air: the auto air makes noises; the air conditioning smells funny; and/or water pooling in the cabin after you run the air conditioning.
In a situation in which your a/c isn’t cooling, be vigilant and trust your senses because, as carfax.com says, the difference between what’s normal for your system and the feeling of warmer air can be slight.
“For example, you may suspect airflow isn’t quite as powerful as usual. In other cases, the change may be more dramatic. You may notice the air being pushed from the vents is very faint, or the air conditioning may be sending warm air or no air to the cabin,” carfax.com says. “Several factors can cause diminished airflow. If mold or mildew has built up in the air conditioning system’s evaporator, it can prevent air from reaching the vents. In some cases, a cooling problem can be caused by a loose hose. Cooling issues also can be triggered by a fried ventilation fan.”
Once you notice one or more of these symptoms, carfax.com says it’s time to call a trusted Wichita auto repair specialists to help you “nip certain problems in the bud before they have a chance to cause complete failure of your car’s air conditioning system.”
You can find a trusted Wichita auto repair technician at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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