Tips to Diagnose Car A/C Issues

Experiencing air conditioning issues in your vehicle during the hot Phoenix summer months is highly frustrating. If your vehicle’s air conditioning goes out during the worst possible time (like now!), a top Mesa rated car repair shop can fix your AC issues as soon as possible by performing a free AC check or a complete AC diagnostics test. These tests can identify the multiple of potential problems that is causing your AC to not blow cool air which will help you (and us) determine the best solution to fix your hot air issue.

But we wanted to explain here 5 of the most common reasons why we find that car and truck air conditioning units are not blowing cold air, and the best way to overcome this issue- and get the AC cold again!


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#1 Your Car has a Freon Leak

One of the most common causes of an air conditioner malfunctioning is a freon leak. Freon plays an essential role in keeping the air cool, and each vehicle must have a specific amount of it to run correctly. Our experienced professionals can check your car for a freon leak. However, a freon leak may be slow, and it may take a few weeks before you notice that your A/C isn’t blowing cool air again.

#2 There are A/C Fan Issues

Another common issue our auto mechanics see is that the fan stops working. Typically, you can feel the cool air, but you won’t feel it blowing. However, this repair can be as simple as changing a wire, or you may need your blower or condenser fixed. Fortunately, the technicians at All Brands Auto Repair have many years of experience and can help repair any A/C fan issues at an affordable price.

#3 A/C Needs Recharging

Sometimes, the vehicles air conditioning needs to be recharged if the air isn’t blowing enough cold air. Our mechanics (truck and car) can recharge the A/C by using a special machine that vacuums all of the old refrigerant and replaces it with the new refrigerant at the correct levels. This simple process can quickly get your A/C working correctly and allow it to blow cold air again without any issues.

#4 It’s not your AC, its an Electrical Issue

Any electrical issues can cause your vehicle’s air unit to stop working. Noticing any damaged or loose wires is a definite sign that you may be experiencing electrical problems. However, car and truck repair specialist should offer detailed inspection to determine the cause of the issue and the best way to repair your A/C.

#5 Blocked or Malfunctioning Condenser 

The primary function of the condenser in your vehicle is to re-cool hot refrigerant after it has been compressed. However, the condenser is unable to cool the coolant if it is blocked or isn’t working correctly. Road debris can easily block the condenser, which will cause the A/C unit to expel hot air and make it very uncomfortable inside the vehicle. Fortunately, it is easy to remove any debris that is blocking the condenser, but you will need to visit (not just call) a car repair shop in person to properly diagnose a faulty condenser.

Understanding why your car’s air conditioner is blowing hot air is a frustrating experience for anyone, but if you need ANY help -our licensed (and down to earth!) mechanics at All Brands Auto Repair in Mesa,AZ  can intelligently diagnose the problem and will have it fixed quickly. Our shop techs over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we are especially known for our specialty in auto AC repair. Our goal is to provide the best services possible at an affordable price. And that is why we can proudly say that many of our customers drive from across the valley to visit us in Mesa

Learn More about Us

Need help with freon, condenser or electrical issue and wish to learn more about our auto A/C repair services, feel free to contact our friendly guys at 480-535-3886 or by email at any time and schedule a free courtesy check. Also, we will give you a 20% discount off of labor if you decide to have us fix your A/C!