Australian summers are hot with the mercury going as high as 40° C. Since, the summers in Australia are brutal, it is important your car’s AC system functions properly to ensure you are comfortable while behind the wheels on a hot day.
Usually, a car’s AC system does not die overnight. It starts to show some subtle signs before it goes completely out of services.
It is crucial to pay attention to such subtle signs to identify the problem and get it fixed before the system fails.
Below are three early signs that show your car’s air conditioning
needs to be fixed.
#1 Diminished Cooling
If you use your car’s AC regularly, you will be aware of how what each setting works. Therefore, whenever you notice the diminished level of cooling contact a car servicing company, immediately. Low cooling means there is some problem with the air conditioning system. Look out for signs like faint airflow from the vents, warm air or no air to the cabin.
Several factors are responsible for the low airflow like mould or mildew formation in the AC’s evaporator or a loose hose. A trained technician will identify the issue and fix before it gets too big to be repaired!
#2 Unusual Sounds Coming from the AC.
Nowadays, most cars come with an automotive AC system that is relatively quiet. However, if you notice any unusual sounds coming from the system while it is running, it is an indication of some problem with the AC.
An AC system in the car relies on the compressor which pressurises the system and ensures proper refrigerant flow.
The compressor has a pulley bearing which sometimes gets worn out resulting into a squealing or grinding sound. If you find such sounds, take the car to the garage and get the AC checked!
#3 Foul Odour from the AC Vents
Sometimes, certain issues result into the car’s AC throwing foul air into the cabin. This can leave a nasty odour in your vehicle. Often it is the old cabin filter that triggers such a problem. Also, the foul smell can be a result of the mould formation on AC’s evaporator case. Therefore, get the cabin filter and evaporator case checked by a trained mechanic.