In this Blog we have already been mentioned some tips for a proper air conditioning maintenance. In this article we´ll indicate signs that may have already drawn your attention and indicates a possible air conditioning intervention.
What are the main signs of air conditioning malfunction?
1. Don’t turn on
The first sign and one of the most obvious is when you press the car’s air conditioner button and it doesn’t work. If you press the button and receive no cold or hot air you may have a problem with the HVAC (Heating and Ventilation Of Ar Conditioning) system.
2. Strange noises
The first sign mentioned before and this are the most obvious. When we turn on the car’s air conditioner and it “responds” with noises, this can be an indicator that the system has debris inside, such as sand or leaves.
Another hypothesis may be the system wear due to excessive use of the air conditioner.
3. Bad odors
It is never pleasant when you turn on the car air conditioner and you feel a bad odor inside the vehicle. This signal, like the previous ones, can be a synonymous of debris inside the car’s air conditioning system. In this particular case, the debris can be mixed with water generating a trully bad odor.
When we turn on the car AC it is normal to have water drains through the bottom of the car.
However, if this water is not drain it may be a problem as the lack of draining of water may be caused by a clogging and will eventually leave watermarks inside the car.
5. Leaks in car air conditioning
These air leaks are the most difficult to find an special tools and tips are required to sort this out. One of the tips is to place a dye in the coolant so that the place where the air comes out of the cabin becomes visible.
To solve all these problems, KROFtools always advises you to go to your mechanic – change to https://blog.kroftools.com/pt/mecanicos/ where you can perform a pressure test or a test with a UV light to stop the leak.
How much does it cost to repair a leak in the air conditioned of the car?
The repair price of an air conditioner leak always depends on the difficulty in finding it and in the fixing process
You should expect a repair cost from EUR 75 up to a few hundred euros the case of the most serious leak repairs.
How much does it cost to fill the car air conditioning?
To fill the car’s air conditioning, you will spend a few tens or even a few hundred euros if your vehicle was manufactured after 2017.
The price of filling the air conditioning of a vehicle manufactured until 2016 starts at 55 euros, while in cars built from 2017, prices start at 140 euros.
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