South Carolina summers can be brutal if your car’s air conditioning isn’t doing its job. Even with Columbia's heat and humidity, your automotive AC should keep your car’s interior cool and comfortable. If it’s not doing the job, your system may be developing a problem.
The automotive AC experts at Mr. Transmission® Milex® of Columbia SC put together this list of four clues that could indicate the air conditioning system is failing.
- The Automotive AC Makes Strange Noises
If your system is rattling or making knocking or clicking noises, there may be mechanical parts that are loose or that need to be replaced. Loose mounting bolts are an easy fix, but other noises coming from the compressor can indicate a more significant problem. If you hear strange noises coming from your automotive AC system, it’s worth a trip to an expert to assess and repair the issue before it becomes a much more expensive repair.
- Foul Odors Coming from the Vents
If you smell anything unusual coming from your automotive AC system, it’s likely you have some mold growth. The bad news is this is more than just unpleasant. It’s also a potential health risk. The good news is it’s easy to remedy. Here at Mr. Transmission Milex of Columbia, we have an easy and affordable treatment that will eliminate the mold from your system.
- Water Stains on Your Floorboard
Your car has a drain on the bottom for condensation to drain off as your run your AC system. Sometimes that drain can get plugged, causing water to back up and flow into the vehicle cabin. This can cause damage to your car’s interior, but it’s an easy fix.
- The System Won’t Cool the Cabin
A variety of problems can result in a lack of cooling power. You may simply have an intake or AC unit clogged with leaves or other debris. But you may also have a problem with your condenser or compressor, or may have lost refrigerant over time or, more likely, from a leak in the system.
Schedule an Automotive AC Appointment Today
If you’re having any of the above symptoms, a trip to Mr. Transmission Milex Columbia SC for a quick diagnosis is a painless way to address the problem. We do a free Performance Check for Columbia drivers that will identify the problem for you. Just give us a call at (803) 772-7986, and we’ll set up an appointment to have your automotive AC inspected!