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Elk River, MN 55330

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The hot days of summer have finally arrived. Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. It’s especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip. If you haven’t yet scheduled an auto AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will still get a lot of use as you finish out the summer so don’t find yourself wondering why your car AC isn’t working.

The AC system in today’s vehicle is more complex than ever with the use of computerized parts. The days of “do-it-yourself” vehicle maintenance are in the past. There are several reasons why isn’t my car AC working. One simple solution may just be adding fresh coolant to the radiator. Other more complex reasons include:

  • The AC’s compressor isn’t able to create a high enough pressure in the system for the refrigerant to cool properly.
  • A clog or block in the system allows the high-pressure refrigerant to slowly decompress through the clog.
  • There is too low of pressure in the system before the compressor. Without enough pressure, the compressor will work too hard to raise the pressure and it won’t be as efficient.
  • The AC unit is exposed to the extreme heat of the engine, road debris, dirt, vibrations, quick stops, and even run-ins with curbs. This stress may create small cracks that allow the refrigerant to escape.
  • The cooling fans could be burned out, a poor mount, a chipped blade, or simply a blown fuse or burnt-out relay.
  • Lastly, you could have an electrical problem such as a faulty signal from your ventilation system caused by a broken wire or bad module, bad sensors tripping off your system or even a sensor in your vehicle’s motor that is causing the system to shut off inadvertently. 

At least once a year, especially important before the hot days of summer arrive, schedule an auto AC repair service with a certified mechanic. You will reap the benefits of not only a more comfortable drive, but improved gas mileage, and a more environmentally-friendly vehicle.

So why isn’t my car AC working? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about auto AC repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

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Some drivers may be wondering why isn’t my car AC working. Call your mechanic at Elk River Tire & Auto for a professional auto AC repair and service.
05
Aug
2019

The hot days of summer have finally arrived. Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. It’s especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip. If you haven’t yet scheduled an auto AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will still get a lot of use as you finish out the summer so don’t find yourself wondering why your car AC isn’t working.

The AC system in today’s vehicle is more complex than ever with the use of computerized parts. The days of “do-it-yourself” vehicle maintenance are in the past. There are several reasons why isn’t my car AC working. One simple solution may just be adding fresh coolant to the radiator. Other more complex reasons include:

  • The AC’s compressor isn’t able to create a high enough pressure in the system for the refrigerant to cool properly.
  • A clog or block in the system allows the high-pressure refrigerant to slowly decompress through the clog.
  • There is too low of pressure in the system before the compressor. Without enough pressure, the compressor will work too hard to raise the pressure and it won’t be as efficient.
  • The AC unit is exposed to the extreme heat of the engine, road debris, dirt, vibrations, quick stops, and even run-ins with curbs. This stress may create small cracks that allow the refrigerant to escape.
  • The cooling fans could be burned out, a poor mount, a chipped blade, or simply a blown fuse or burnt-out relay.
  • Lastly, you could have an electrical problem such as a faulty signal from your ventilation system caused by a broken wire or bad module, bad sensors tripping off your system or even a sensor in your vehicle’s motor that is causing the system to shut off inadvertently. 

At least once a year, especially important before the hot days of summer arrive, schedule an auto AC repair service with a certified mechanic. You will reap the benefits of not only a more comfortable drive, but improved gas mileage, and a more environmentally-friendly vehicle.

So why isn’t my car AC working? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about auto AC repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

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