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Common Problems with Your Automotive Air Conditioning System

Efficient climate control is essential for your vehicle if you want to enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride. The component responsible for ventilation and cooling is the automotive air conditioning unit. With proper maintenance, your automotive air conditioning unit should provide long-term service.

Here are some common automotive air conditioning problems:

1. Contamination

Before you perform repairs, you need to flush your air conditioning system to clear it of dirt and debris. Contamination may be the main culprit of AC problems. Putting a new part in a clogged system will clog up the new part.

2. AC Leakage

An automotive air conditioning system cools the vehicle by using refrigerant, or freon, to remove the heat. The freon cycles through the air conditioning system but is not consumed (like petrol in a car) and does not run out. But it can spill out through leakage. Leakage occurs due to wear and damage of the rubber seals, grommets, and O-rings in the automotive AC system. If you want to restore the performance of an automotive air conditioning system, replace degraded components with new ones.

3. Evaporator Failure

The evaporator is directly responsible for heat absorption during cooling. If the evaporator coils are damaged, replacement is the best option. Repair and reconditioning are generally more expensive.

4. Compressor Issues

The compressor is intended to pump refrigerant around the air conditioning system. If it fails, your whole system will probably quit working. For a small problem like a broken service clutch, you may have the option to repair the compressor. More often than not, compressor replacement is an effective solution.

5. Worn Belts

There are belts and pulleys in an automotive air conditioning system, and these are connected to the engine. The belts can wear out after some time, so you should check their status regularly and replace them as required.

If you are looking for quality replacement components for your automotive air conditioning in Christchurch, Chillwell can help.

At Chillwell, we provide automotive air conditioning solutions for buses, coaches, tractors and trucks etc. Call us now!

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