Having air conditioning in your car is a necessity in the hot Michigan Summers. No one wants to go out for a drive when it’s 90 degrees outside and you don’t have air to help keep you cool. Not only does the air conditioning cool you down from the Summer heat but it also cools down your car’s engine which protects the engine from overheating.
There are a lot of things that can cause a car’s air conditioning unit to break. Thankfully here at Mr. Muffler, we can provide air conditioning repair no matter what the problem is!
An air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool the air before exiting through the vents. There are two main reasons that you may have trouble with the refrigerant; your car’s age or a leak. What many people don’t know is that refrigerant diminishes by 15% every year. As a car age, the refrigerant will cause more and more problems unless the refrigerant is replaced over time and maintained regularly. If your air conditioning system has a leak, commonly found in the unit hose connections, your system will become less efficient.
Refrigerant leaks can be dangerous because they can damage your engine and are bad for the environment. Depending on where the leak is and the severity of the damage, there are different ways to fix it. If the leak is in the hose or connections, a strong sealant may be used. If the damage is severe, you may need a replacement hose or component.
The compressor is a part of the air conditioner that moves the refrigerant through the entire system. This part compresses low-pressure refrigerant gas to high-pressure refrigerant gas, subsequently passing it into the condenser to get cooled. When the compressor breaks, the refrigerant cannot be moved throughout the system. Therefore, the air that exits the vents will be hot. To fix the problem, its best to replace the broken compressor with a new one.
The condenser is the part of an air conditioner that cools the heated refrigerant after it has been compressed. When the condenser is blocked by a foreign object, the refrigerant will not receive enough air to cool. Similarly, when the condenser is broken, the air conditioner will only release hot air because the heated refrigerant cannot be replaced or cooled. To fix the issue, if the condenser is blocked, the debris can be removed. However, if the condenser is broken, replacement is the best option.
Here at Mr. Muffler, we specialize in air conditioning repairs. We have been helping local customers for decades. So, if you are in Westland, Canton, Livonia, or Garden City, contact us today! We can’t wait to hear from you!
Now is the time, we are finally seeing the warm weather break here in Michigan. We want to let our customers know it is better to check and treat your vehicle’s air conditioning system to prevent further major repairs.
Your vehicles AC system may need a recharge.
Drivers need to make sure your refrigerant is not low. If it is, this could be due to a leak. If your air conditioning system operates on low refrigerant it will, in time, damage the compressor.
Check for preventive care. Filling the refrigerant and fixing a leak is going to cost much less than if the air conditioning compressor gets damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.
If there is a noticeable noise and less cold air coming from your air conditioner when your car is running it could be faulty fan or the blower of your air conditioning system.
If a stale smell is coming from your vehicles air conditioning system this could be telling you something is wrong. Components that contribute to air conditioning system failure are; clogged evaporator, compressor, expansion vale and condenser.
We know that to some people air conditioning is not first on their list, but keep in mind the main advantages of a vehicles air conditioning system is preventing driver fatigue. Drive Safe!
We Service the Westland MI, Wayne, Garden City, Canton, Plymouth and surrounding areas.