Residents from Fremont to San Jose know that they will spend many days depending on the air conditioner in their vehicles each year. But it can be hard to know just when the system will be called into action. So the wise drivers stop by Premier Nissan of Fremont for proactive A/C service and repairs to eliminate getting stuck in a hot car with no source of refreshing cool air.
It can take a few minutes for even a brand new air conditioner to cool your vehicle. However, if you find yourself waiting 15 or 20 minutes for the car to cool down, there is likely an issue that needs professional help. The good news is that when a problem is addressed early, it does not have time to increase in severity. And that helps to keep your repair cost reasonable. Some of the early warning signs to watch for to prevent a complete A/C failure include:
• No Cool Air or Warm Air – Your car’s A/C system should evacuate any hot air in the ducts in just a minute or less. So, if you are still feeling warm or barely cool air after a few minutes, there is something wrong with the system. It could be a simple case of old refrigerant or something more severe like a refrigerant leak. But both need to be addressed by the pros at Premier Nissan of Fremont to ensure that the damage is minimal and the repair cost is as affordable as possible.
• A Nasty Odor – There should never be a sour, musty, or odd odor to the cool air coming from your car’s air conditioner. If you notice any smell in the air, there is contamination inside the system. Typically, a musty odor comes from mold and mildew inside the filter or ductwork. Not only does the mold need to be eliminated to protect your health, but the source of the moisture causing it also needs to be located. Any water getting into the refrigerant or air conditioner will cause costly damage if not corrected quickly.
• Low Or No Air Flow – There could be many reasons that you discover the airflow from your air conditioner is not as strong as it once was. An obstruction in the vent, restriction in the evaporator core, or a blower motor that is wearing out could be blamed for the drop in airflow. The expert automotive technicians at Premier Nissan of Fremont can test the airflow and function of all the A/C components to determine what is causing the lack of air movement and comfort in your vehicle.
You never want to be stuck in a sweltering hot car. And in most cases, that unpleasant experience can be avoided by stopping at Premier Nissan of Fremont for an annual A/C inspection and service. Our pros will inspect, clean, and service the vital components to ensure that your A/C will be ready to quickly cool your car any and every time that you need it.