No A/C. Okay, duh. This one is kind of self-explanatory. If you have no air conditioning at all, bring your car into us so we can get it working.
Unusual sounds. Your A/C system should be felt and not heard. If you hear rattling, banging, high-pitched whistling, or something worse when you turn on your A/C, you need your air conditioning system checked out.
Musty or foul smells. I’m not talking about that skunk odor that comes through when you drive through the countryside, but if you continually turn on your A/C system to a foul or musty smell, it may indicate at leak in your cooling system.
Low pressure or warm air. If your air conditioning system isn’t blowing cold, or seems to be blowing with much less pressure than previously, you may have a slow coolant leak. Leaks are often hard to identify, but these are two telltale symptoms of a leak. If your system eventually blows cold, but seems to take a long time to cool down, it could still indicate a leak. Bring your car in just to be sure.
Water stains inside your car. When you run your A/C system, water leaking from underneath your car is normal. It’s simply condensation on the exterior of the exhaust. However, if you notice wet spots or water stains inside your car, particularly near your front floor mats, you need to bring your car in. These could indicate a leak or blockage in your cooling system.
Unless you’re an experienced professional, do not attempt to refill low coolant at home. Systems take a very specific amount of freon, and overfilling yours could overcharge the system and/or damage larger, more expensive components, leading to a much more extensive and expensive repair. Instead, if your car is displaying any of these symptoms, bring it by for an A/C Recharge. We’ll check it out for any leaks, refill the coolant, and get you back on the road and ready to go before the real heat of the summer hits.