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The summer is almost here! It’s a wonderful fun time! There’s so many outside activities available to do in the warm weather. It’s time to take that long road trip. Get in the car and see where life takes you. There’s only one thing that can get in the way. Your air conditioner. A road trip doesn’t sound as much fun if you are sweating each and every mile you take in the car, literally . So here’s some ways to tell if you’re AC needs to be repaired before you head out on the road.

The easiest way to know if you’re AC needs to be repaired is to check if it is blowing cold air. If the air is cold, but not as cold as you remember or that it should be, you can take it in to get it tested. Your AC may just need to be recharged. This is when the technician replaces or increases the amount of pressurized refrigerant (Freon) in your AC lines. If the amount of Freon in your system is too low, the system will not be able to operate.

When your AC turns on, you should be able to hear a click sound of the AC clutch engaging. This is the result of a signal from the vehicle to turn on the pressure. Your AC cannot function without the correct level of pressure as well as if it doesn’t have the Freon used to make the pressure. If you don’t hear the click, it might not be engaging at all.

If you see any signs of leaks of refrigerant on the ground underneath the vehicle or around the AC unit lines, there may be a leak. This is something that you’ll need to fix before having the system recharged. Otherwise, the new refrigerant will just leak out through the existing holes.

If your AC system is not blowing air at all this is something to get checked out as well. A belt or other issue may exist which is not allowing the AC unit to function properly. Getting these items checked out before the summer months hit will allow you to really enjoy your time or road trip this summer!

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If your AC is showing any of the signs we mentioned above it may be time to let a professional take a look! Come on down and have our expert technicians get your AC fixed in no time! Call us today or click here to contact us!