Why Is My Car or Truck Air Conditioner Blowing But Not Cold Air?

July 18th, 2023 by
why is my car or truck air conditioner blowing but not cold air?

Learn why your car or truck air conditioner is blowing but not cold air at Frank Leta Honda.

When you’re feeling warm, there is absolutely nothing more disappointing than the car’s air conditioning blows but not cool air. If your vehicle’s AC is blowing air but not cold air, there might be many reasons for this issue. A freon leak is the most obvious reason for the car’s AC not blowing cold. Your car AC relies on coolant to cool down the outside air before circulating that cool air into the rest of your interior. If the car is running low on refrigerant, its air conditioning system may still cool down the air but not as much as expected. To ensure accurate identification and resolution, we recommend that you talk with our team here at the dealership, where our certified technicians can accurately identify what is causing the issue and carry out the necessary repairs. Frequent inspections and maintenance are key in preventing such problems and making sure that your air conditioning system runs smoothly so you can enjoy cool, refreshing air all summer long.

Which AC Refrigerant Does My Car Take?

Which AC Freon Is Recommended For My Car?

Two types of AC freon are used in car air conditioning systems: R-12 and R-134a. R12 has been widely used in older cars but has been discontinued due to its environmentally-harming properties. R134a, on the other hand, is the standard freon used in the majority of cars today. Although similar in their cooling function, R-12 and R134a have distinct requirements, necessitating specific equipment and expertise for servicing and retrofitting. In the case of switching from R-12 to R-134a, it’s more than just replacing the freon, as it typically requires the replacement of hoses, seals, and, in some cases, the compressor to help guarantee full compatibility.

How About Using an AC Freon Recharge Kit?

How About Using an Air Conditioning Recharge Kit?

While trying a DIY Freon recharge kit from a parts store might feel like an inexpensive option to repair your air conditioning, it poses some risk and even potential dangers. These kits frequently do not have the necessary gauges and equipment to precisely assess and regulate the freon pressure, which can lead to excessive charging or insufficient charging of the system. In addition, the DIY kits might fail to effectively seal freon leaks or address any other underlying issues, leading to further damage or refrigerant leaks, which can pose environmental hazards. We recommend bringing your car to our dealership, where our skilled professionals have the knowledge to properly service the AC system. In doing so, you guarantee safe practices, proper handling of the freon, and optimal performance.

What is the Approximate Car Air Conditioning Freon Refill Price?

What is the Car Air Conditioning Freon Refill Cost?

The price to refill the car Air Conditioner’s freon can vary depending on several factors, and it should be noted that a complete diagnostic is required before refilling the system. The diagnostics help pinpoint any underlying issues that could be affecting the Air Conditioner’s performance and to help ensure a complete recharge. The cost of recharging car freon can vary based on various factors, including factors such as the type of refrigerant needed, the amount required, the need for repairs or parts, and any labor charges. As a result, we recommend talking to our trained professionals to obtain a precise estimate that’s tailored to your car’s specific requirements.

Schedule Honda AC Service Near St. Louis

Discover the pinnacle of auto service at Frank Leta Honda Near St. Louis, MO. Our highly trained technicians utilize cutting-edge technology to provide top-notch maintenance and repairs for your vehicle. With a focus on customer satisfaction, our friendly staff offers personalized recommendations and transparent communication throughout the process. We value your time and offer convenient appointments and timely service. Schedule service in person or online and discover the Frank Leta Honda difference.

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