What Are Some Common Reasons for vehicle AC Failure?

By Product Expert | Posted in Guides & How Tos, Service on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 11:11 am
man's hand on the car air conditioning knob

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Summer is already here and hence it is time to thoroughly check your Ford vehicle’s air conditioning system. People often tend to ignore the ACs and then end up sweating away on a hot summer afternoon. We are here to ensure that does not happen to you. Today we will tell you what some of the most common reasons for vehicle AC failure are. Continue reading this blog by Akins Ford to learn more. You can get your Ford vehicle’s AC repaired right here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA!

3 most common reasons for AC failure

There are many reasons why your Ford vehicle’s AC might stop working. Some of the most common ones are listed below-

Cabin air filters

The cabin air filters (also called microfilters) absorb any dust particles and pollens that might come through the air. So, a timely microfilter change/cleaning is necessary to ensure it is not clogged. As a rule of thumb, air filters need to be checked every 10,000-20,000 miles but you can refer to your Ford owner’s manual for more specific information.

Vehicle air conditioning knob

Refrigerant leak

Over time the rubber hoses and seals break due to wear and tear. This can cause the AC refrigerant, Freon, to escape. If this refrigerant gets mixed with moisture can produce an extremely harmful acidic combination that can permanently damage the system. So, you should get such leaks fixed as soon as possible.

Compressor Failure

The compressor is the most important part of the whole air-conditioning system. This converts the gaseous coolant into a liquid thereby bringing down the vehicle temperature. Generally, if the AC is not turned on for long periods of time, the compressor parts might stick due to insufficient lubrication and movement. There is no option but to replace the compressor in that case.

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If your vehicle has not been moved in a while, or you haven’t used the AC recently, it is advised to get your vehicle’s AC checked before taking out your car in the summer. You can get your car air conditioning repaired right here at Akins Ford. We have a whole team of experts who will be happy to have a look at your Ford vehicle. Visit us today! Meanwhile, you can also check out other guides and how-to posts here!