6 Reasons Why Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning Will Stop Working

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Having your air conditioning system maintained ensures having a properly running unit that cools or defrosts and can also reduce unnecessary engine wear and fuel costs. Receive a free AC performance check on any vehicle (not just Ford's) from Gary Crossley Ford.

Is your car AC not working? We know the scorching heat is a nuisance for all of us, but it can be tough to deal with if your car AC isn’t working properly. Here are six signs that will tell you it’s time to pay Gary Crossley Ford a visit to have the AC checked:

1) The Air Is Lukewarm

When you turn on the AC to chill the air inside your car, ideally, it should be noticeably colder than before. If your AC isn’t doing its job well, it’s time for a checkup by the professionals at your local dealer in Kansas City.

2) You Can Smell Mold

If you can smell mold inside your car, there is a chance that your AC system has been leaking. This will cause mold to grow and spread around the air vents since it cannot escape through the AC system as designed. If this is the case, what you need to do first is have your car checked by a professional technician to plan the next course of action.

3) It Makes a Strange Noise

Another sign that it’s time for an AC checkup by professionals is if you turn on your air conditioning and there is a strange noise coming from the vents. This could signify that the compressor is malfunctioning and needs to be looked at as soon as possible.

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4) The AC Won’t Turn On at All

Do you usually turn on the AC when it’s warm outside to feel a cool breeze? If your AC isn’t turning on, if it’s not cooling after checking that it’s set to AC mode, or if you notice that the air coming out of the vents is not cold, then this could be a sign that there’s an issue with the AC system.

5) The AC Shuts Off When You Turn It On

Sometimes the AC shuts off when you try to turn it on, or worse, it doesn’t even turn on at all. This could happen because of a blown fuse somewhere within the system that prevents it from working. Have your local dealer check your system to see what the problem is so that they can fix it as soon as possible.

6) The Compressor Clutch Is Stuck

If you can hear the AC compressor running, but it doesn’t seem to be cooling, this could signify that the clutch is stuck. The easiest thing to do would be to take your car in for an AC checkup so that they can fix the problem right away.

When the heat is at its peak, you need your car AC to be working. If it’s not, don’t wait until you start feeling uncomfortable—make an appointment with Gary Crossley Ford today! We have a team of technicians who are ready and waiting to diagnose any problem that might arise with your air conditioning system. You can give us a call at 888-609-1380 or stop by for service anytime during business hours.



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