Learn more about why your car air conditioner blows but not cold air at Team Gillman Honda North.
When you are hot, there is nothing more terrible than when your AC blows hot air. If your car's AC is blowing air but not cold air, there could be many reasons for this issue. A coolant leak is going to be the most obvious explanation for the car's AC not blowing cold. The car air conditioning relies on coolant to cool down the outside air and then circulates that cool air into your vehicle. If your car is running low on refrigerant, its air conditioning system may still cool the air but to a lesser extent than anticipated. For the correct diagnosis and repair, we recommend speaking with our team at our dealership, where our technicians can accurately identify the underlying cause of the issue and carry out any required repairs. Frequent maintenance and inspections are instrumental in preventing such problems and making sure that your car's AC system operates efficiently, providing you with refreshing, cool air during the hottest days of the year.
There are two primary versions of freon commonly used in car AC systems: R-12 and R134a. R-12 was mostly used in older vehicles but has been phased out due to its environmentally-harming properties. R-134a, on the other hand, has become the current standard used in cars today. While they behave similarly in how they cool the air, R-134a and R12 have different pressure and lubrication requirements, necessitating specific equipment and knowledge for servicing and retrofitting. When retrofitting from R-12 to R-134a, it's not just a matter of replacing the refrigerant, as it usually also requires the replacement of hoses, seals, and, in some cases, the compressor to ensure functionality.
While trying an off-the-shelf recharge kit from an automotive parts store might feel like an inexpensive solution to fix your AC, it poses some risk and even potential dangers. These kits generally lack the necessary equipment and gauges to precisely assess and regulate the refrigerant pressure, which can lead to excessive charging or insufficient charging of the system. In addition, the do-it-yourself kits might not adequately seal leaks or address any other underlying issues, leading to further damage or refrigerant leaks, which may present environmental issues. We recommend bringing your car to our dealership, where our qualified professionals have the knowledge to properly service your car's AC system. By doing so, you guarantee safety, proper refrigerant handling, and peak performance.
The estimated cost of refilling the freon will vary depending on several factors, and it should be noted that a full diagnostic is needed before refilling the system. The diagnostics help identify any other underlying issues that may affect the AC's performance and ensures a complete recharge. The cost of recharging a car freon may vary based on various factors, including factors such as the type of freon needed, the amount required, the need for repairs or part replacements, and any labor charges. As a result, we recommend talking to our knowledgeable professionals for an estimate that is tailored to your car's specific requirements.
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