Hyundai Kona Interior Air Conditioning

Your car's air conditioning system is made up of many small but important parts. When even the tiniest part goes, or if the system becomes clogged with debris or bacteria, the entire AC system can be put out of commission. You might not know what's causing your AC woes, but you know that it's hard dealing with a stifling hot car! While you may be tempted to let the problem go, it's best addressed as soon as possible. When a small part breaks, it can put a strain on the surrounding components. This can cause other parts to work harder and eventually need replacement, too. If a problem is left long enough, you may need to replace the entire AC system! Taking your car to a mechanic is the only way to fix a problematic air conditioning system, but there are some things you can look for in the meantime that will help you find the problem spot in the AC system.

Is the air coming out of the system warm or slightly cool, but never gets cold?

When you turn the AC on, the air should become cold within a few minutes. If there's a problem with the AC system, the air may become cool, but not cold enough, or it might just stay warm. If this happens, there may be a problem with a part called the condenser. The condenser plays an important role in the AC system, which is to cool the refrigerant fluid. Refrigerant fluid comes in liquid or gas form. The condenser contains several components that help it do its job, including coils and fans. The coils can break, which means they're not able to convert the refrigerant fluid from its original warm temperature to a cool temperature. Alternatively, the fans can stop working or become clogged with debris. If this happens, they won't be able to blow cold air out at all. A problem with the compressor, like a clutch that stops working or a broken belt, will also prevent the air from adequately cooling.

Is the airflow from the AC vents weak or nonexistent?

Another problem you may notice is that the airflow from the AC unit is weak, or the air doesn't come out at all. This can result from several issues, most of which are mechanical. There are several major components in the AC system, including the evaporator, condenser, compressor, expansion valve, and a number of tubes and fans. The fans are operated by blower motors, which will sometimes burn out and prevent air from circulating through the system. Even if one small part fails, the entire system can stop working. For that reason, and because it can be hard to tell where the problem is coming from, you're best off taking your vehicle in to our service department, for a diagnosis and repairs.

Do you notice a change in the AC system pressure, or do you notice fluid beneath the car?

Hyundai Kona Front ExteriorAnother sign that something is not right is a sudden drop in the AC system's pressure level. Your car's AC system is designed to stay in a certain pressure range, which is identified in your car owner's manual. If the pressure drops below the minimal level, you may have a leak somewhere. Leaks can start in many places, including cracked seals and o-rings, loose fittings, or small holes in the condenser. Even a small hole or crack allows refrigerant fluid to leak out. Refrigerant fluid starts out warm, but the system normally cools it to produce cold air, which in turn comes out as air conditioning. If the refrigerant fluid leaks out, you may notice a drop in pressure. You can also look under your car to see if there's a puddle of oil anywhere, which is a good indication that the refrigerant fluid is leaking. Schedule service today or take a look at some of our service specials in order to find the right deal for you.


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