Why Is My Car AC Blowing But Not Cold Air?
Learn more about why your car AC blows but not cold air at Team Gillman Acura.
When you're feeling warm, there is nothing more disappointing than when your air conditioning blows but not cold air. If your vehicle's AC is blowing air but not cool air, there might be a few likely reasons why. A freon leak is the most obvious reason for your air conditioning not blowing cold. The car air conditioning relies on freon for cooling the outside air and then circulates that now-cooled air into the vehicle. If the car is running low on refrigerant, the AC system may still cool the air but not as good as expected. To ensure the proper diagnosis and repair, we suggest that you talk with our team here at the dealership, where our techs are able to precisely determine the underlying cause of the issue and carry out any required repairs. Regular maintenance and inspections are vital in preventing such problems and ensuring that your air conditioning system operates efficiently so you can enjoy cool, refreshing air during the hot weather.
Which AC Freon Does My Car Need?
Two kinds of AC freon are used in car air conditioning systems: R-12 and R-134a. R-12 was widely used in old vehicles but has been discontinued due to its environmentally-harming characteristics. R134a, on the other hand, has become the standard used in most cars today. Although they work similarly in how they cool the air, R12 and R-134a have distinct pressure and lubrication requirements, necessitating specific tools and expertise for servicing and retrofitting. In the case of retrofitting from R-12 to R-134a, it's more than swapping the refrigerant, as it typically also involves the replacement of hoses, seals, and, in some cases, the compressor to ensure full functionality.
How About Using an AC Recharge Kit?
While using an off-the-shelf AC recharge kit from a parts store might seem like an inexpensive option to fix your AC, it carries potential risks and even potential hazards. These kits often do not have the required gauges and equipment to accurately assess and control the refrigerant pressure, increasing the chances of excessive charging or undercharging the system. In addition, the DIY kits may fail to effectively seal leaks or resolve underlying issues, leading to further damage or refrigerant leaks, which may pose environmental hazards. We recommend bringing your vehicle to our dealership, where our qualified professionals will properly service your car's AC system. By doing so, you help ensure safety, correct handling of the freon, and peak performance.
What is the Estimated Car Freon Recharge Cost?
The estimated cost of refilling the car AC's freon can depend on several factors, and it should be noted that a full diagnostic is necessary before recharging the system. The diagnostics help find any hidden problems that may affect the AC's performance and to help ensure a complete recharge. Factors that can affect refilling car freon can vary based on several variables, including factors such as the type of freon needed, the amount required, the need for repairs or parts, and any labor charges. As a result, we recommend consulting with our knowledgeable professionals to obtain a precise estimate that's tailored to your car's specific requirements.
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