The hottest months of the year are quickly approaching, and you will probably depend on your Volvo’s air conditioning to keep you cool and content as you drive. If your car’s AC is not working properly, this is a good time to bring your vehicle to a reliable mechanic at Collins Automotive. You can get the issue resolved before the hottest months of the year have arrived, and you may ensure that you will be comfortable while driving in your Volvo. The following are some of the most common problems associated with an auto air conditioning system.
The Air Cabin Filter Is Worn
If the air cabin filter in your vehicle needs to be changed, you may become aware of a few different issues. You might notice an unpleasant smell being emitted from the air vents. Additionally, low airflow can be a sign of a clogged air cabin filter.
The System Needs More Refrigerant
When you begin to use your air conditioning system after the winter season, you may notice that the air is no longer as cool as it was during the previous summer. Although you may have experienced no problems when you last used your AC, it may suddenly blow air that is warmer than you expected. This is not an uncommon occurrence at the onset of spring and summer. The problem could be that your car’s air conditioning system needs more refrigerant. This is an important maintenance issue because it could also indicate leaking refrigerant, which may indicate that the system needs to be repaired.
The Refrigerant Needs to Be Changed
If your AC system is running on the type of refrigerant that has been used in previous decades, it may be time for an update. The old variety of refrigerant contains compounds that are bad for the environment. A qualified mechanic may be able to retrofit your vehicle so that it is compatible with modern refrigerant. The new kind of refrigerant will not harm the ozone layer, so it is in the best interest of all vehicle owners to make the switch to environmentally-friendly refrigerant.
The Controls are Malfunctioning
In some cases, the control features may not be functioning optimally. This could be a result of an obstruction, such as a pen or other object falling in a vent and preventing an air delivery door from doing its job. In other cases, the controls may stop working because of a vacuum leak of a blown fuse.
The Expansion Valve Is Clogged
If the expansion valve becomes clogged, it will no longer be able to distribute refrigerant to the evaporator. This can result in a frozen valve. Ultimately, the performance of your car’s air conditioning system will become compromised.
Stay a step ahead of the heat by getting your Volvo’s AC system checked now. You can fill out our free quote form to get the process started. Once summer arrives, you will be cool and calm as you drive your vehicle.
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