The air conditioning system in a car is made up of several parts that work together to keep the driver and passengers comfortable. One of these is the AC compressor, powered by the engine. There are also heat exchangers and an expansion valve to maintain refrigerant flow.
When air conditioning units aren’t working properly, it’s usually because there’s insufficient refrigerant due to leakage. Refrigerant helps transform from a liquid state to gas and then back to liquid again – this cools the air inside the AC unit.
When there’s no refrigerant in the system, it decreases pressure and prevents car parts from being able to do their jobs. However, there are some common car AC issues that experts of Range Rover Service Dubai can fix.
As the weather gets hotter in Dubai, you’ll want to ensure your Range Rover’s air conditioning is in tip-top shape so you’re not stuck in the heat. So get ahead of the game by taking it in to get serviced or repaired before the summer months are in full swing.
Traveling in a malfunctioning air-conditioned car is beyond uncomfortable – it’s unbearable. So you’ll want to avoid that by regularly servicing your car’s air conditioner unit. That way, you can rest assured it won’t fail you when you need it the most.
Here are four signs it’s time to get your Range Rover’s air conditioning serviced.
You Notice There’s a Difference in Cooling
If you notice any changes in the cooling of your Range Rover’s air conditioning, don’t ignore them. A sudden lack of airflow, even when the AC is turned up, could indicate that something is blocking the condenser or evaporator.
Alternatively, if you feel air movement, but it’s not as cold as it should be, this could signify a problem with some part of the AC system. In both cases, it’s best to have a professional check it out to determine the cause and find a solution.
Leaking Compressor Hose
If your car’s air conditioning system isn’t working as well as it used to, it might signal a leak. If you’re not especially familiar with your vehicle’s under-the-hood tubes, hoses, and other components, bring it in for an A/C service immediately.
The mechanic will check the hoses running upward from the compressor. There should not be any discharge or dirt. If it’s not that, it could be refrigerant oil, and that means that there’s a leak affecting the effectiveness of your Range Rover’s air conditioning system.
There’s an Odd Smell
Breathe a sigh of relief once your A/C is up and running – but take a deep breath first. If it smells like sweaty feet or even a little musty, bacteria accumulate in the vents and evaporator. This is because part of your vehicle’s A/C system includes damp and dark environments, which are the perfect breeding ground for smelly conditions.
It may be tempting to try and cover up the smell it an air freshener but resist the urge. You don’t want to breathe air through a tunnel of grime and bacteria.
You Spot a Leak
If any of the following components in your Range Rover’s air conditioning system – the compressor, evaporator, fittings, lines, or condenser – are damaged or not functioning properly, it could result in a leak of both compressor oil and refrigerant. This would severely obstruct the system’s ability to function and produce cool air, so getting it checked as soon as possible is important.
At our preventative maintenance appointments, our technicians will check for any signs of leaks and repair them if necessary.
Air conditioning issues can be a real headache. Still, you can prevent major problems by being proactive and having AC systems serviced regularly by Range Rover Service Center experts. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, there’s likely an issue with the AC system that needs to be fixed quickly before it worsens.