ac repairIt may be cold now, but on a sweltering summer day in Elkin, NC, imagine being without air conditioning. Surry County experiences the hottest month in July, with an average high temperature of 87 degrees; however, average highs are in the 80's from May through September. It is not uncommon for Elkin to have multiple days or weeks with highs in the 90's 

It gets hot here in the foothills, particularly in an automobile, where the temperature can quickly rise above one hundred degrees. Even though the temperatures might be a little cooler than most areas in North Carolina, faulty air conditioning is inconvenient and dangerous

During a heatwave, being inside a car without air conditioning is one of the most dangerous places to be. So, if your vehicle's air conditioning isn't working, you need to act quickly to resolve the issue. Here are five reasons why your car's air conditioner might be malfunctioning.

Have Your AC Repaired in Elkin at Jody’s Automotive 

One of the first tasks for our mechanics at Jody’s Automotive is diagnosing the reason(s) your air conditioning isn’t working. 

1) Air Conditioning Refrigerant Leakage

A refrigerant leak can happen at any time during the air conditioning process, and pinpointing the exact site of the leak can be challenging. The hose connections are the most prevalent places where leaks occur. Oily material can sometimes be seen developing around these connections, indicative of a leak.

2) Blocked Condenser

Your air conditioning condenser can become blocked. Otherwise,  a puncture from road debris going through the grill can punch a hole in it, resulting in a broken condenser. Whether blocked or broken, if your condenser is not functioning properly, the air cannot be cooled. 

3) Electrical Issues

When it comes to the AC unit not working, this is possibly the most difficult problem to solve. Check for any visible wire that is cracked or frayed. If you can't uncover any symptoms of electrical problems, get your vehicle inspected by a technician.

4) Malfunctioning Cooling Fans

When fans malfunction, your condenser may not receive adequate cooling. This can lead your car to only blow out hot air through the vents. Visual inspection is the best way to determine whether your cooling fan is working or not. However, if you can't tell whether the fan is malfunctioning, bring your car to us. 

5) The Compressor Has Failed

The compressor's job is to keep your air conditioner running. The refrigerant cannot circulate through the system without the compressor, so if it fails, you will never obtain cold air. The most typical reason for a faulty compressor is that it has not been utilized in a long time. 

When the system is used again after a long period of inactivity, it might malfunction. Regardless of the outside weather, we recommend blasting your air conditioner for 10 minutes once a month. This will help to keep the compressor in good working order and increase its lifespan.

Air Conditioning Repair with Jody’s Automotive in Elkin, NC

For Jonesville and Elkin residents, you can trust your air conditioning repair to the expert team at Jody’s Automotive. We have years of experience maintaining AC systems, so you can count on us. Before the summer heat is sweltering, bring your vehicle to us today.