How to Tell if Your Car's Aircon Needs a Service | Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast

How to Tell if Your Car's Aircon Needs a Service

Posted: 4/10/2019

With summer just around the corner, having a working air conditioner in your car is an absolute essential!  There's nothing as frustrating as getting into your car on a hot Sunshine Coast summer's day only to be greeted by warm stuffy air, despite the fact your air conditioning is cranked to full blast. We’ve put together a list of warning signs that you can get on top it before it gets too hot!

1. Your cold air isn’t cold enough

If you’re finding yourself hopping into your hot car, cranking the aircon up full blast and still sweating, then you might be running low on refrigerant.

2. Taking longer to cool down

If your aircon is taking longer than usual for the interior of your car to cool down than there may be an insufficient amount of refrigerant in your car’s air conditioning system due to leaks. If the problem is not addressed immediately, it could put a lot of strain on your car aircon system.

3. You hear strange noises coming from the system

Any sort of banging, rattling, grinding or squealing sounds coming from your vents is not a good sign. These noises could be directly related to your air conditioning system. Best to get this checked out before your air conditioning system goes out completely!

4. There is a bad smell coming from your vents

Just like your shower at home, aircon systems can grow mould! This problem cannot be ignored because breathing in mould is not safe for humans and could cause allergic reactions and other breathing-related problems.

If you experience any of the above signs, then it’s time to book your car in for an air conditioning service by one of our qualified Toyota technicians. Our team are Sunshine Toyota are always happy to help. So, if you're unsure or have any question about your air conditioning system, please contact us on 5493 3900. 


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