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Staying Cool (Check That AC)

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Staying Cool (check that AC)

Summer is finally here, and most of us are gearing up for fun summer activities. When we think of summer activities, we think of road trips, beach trips, and fun vacations. However, one thing we tend to forget about is the status of our cars' air conditioning.

 

We all love the safety of going in our cars during the summer to cool off from the heat. Luckily, our AC systems are pretty easy to maintain and receive service. We have compiled a list of signs that your car's AC system should be serviced to help you have the best summer!

The Signs Your Car AC Needs Service

Unusual Noises 

If your car's AC is making any unusual noise that it wasn't making before, that is a warning sign that it needs service. The most common AC noises are humming, banging, or rattling. These noises can be caused by various reasons such as an obstruction from leaves or debris, the blower motor, or even a major component failure. You should service your vehicle immediately if this is the case for you.

 

No Air

When you turn on your car's AC, and there is no air, this could indicate a blown fuse. Another common culprit for this is a failed blower motor or blower resistor. Get your car serviced to avoid further problems in the future.

 

Balmy Air

When your car's AC is in cool mode but fails to cool the vehicle as before, it is a sign to get it serviced. Balmy air can indicate an obstructed condenser or failed condenser, low refrigerant, or an obstruction in the system affecting the pressures.

 

Foul Odor

Have you noticed a foul odor when you turn on your car's AC? If this is the case, get your vehicle serviced immediately. You should schedule service immediately because foul odors are an indication of bacteria growth, such as mildew, fungus, mold, and other microorganisms that could be behind the dashboard on the evaporator.


When summertime approaches, you don't want to be left out in the heat. Having a functioning AC system in your car is your best bet to stay cool for the summer. At Service Plus Automotive, we specialize in auto repair and preventative maintenance to Domestic, European, and Asian vehicles. If you live in the Calcium/Fort Drum/Watertown area, schedule an appointment today with Service Plus Automotive. You can find us at 27721 State Route 283, Calcium, NY 13616 (just across from Fort Drum), and we are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We look forward to hearing from you!

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