We all know that the summer weather in Germantown, Maryland can be HOT, and the last thing you want to have to worry about during those warm, sunny days is your vehicle’s air conditioning system blowing luke-warm air. At Precision Auto, we have provided car A/C repair on numerous makes and models and understand the attention that these systems need to keep you cool. It’s not uncommon for components to get dirty or clogged, or even for a leak to develop somewhere in the lines. When these things happen, it’s imperative to have a certified technician review the system to identify parts that may be causing issues and provide maintenance to the A/C system as a whole. By staying on top of your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule, you can eliminate the need for expensive and intrusive repairs, which is why we offer customized schedules to fit the needs of your particular vehicle.
If you feel that the air coming out of your vents is warm or room temperature, or if there’s a noticeable decrease in the amount of air coming out, it is likely time to have your A/C repaired or maintained. If there’s an issue with the A/C condenser, it may emit an unfamiliar noise or rattle that indicates it’s definitely time to have a technician review the A/C system and resolve any issues before the need for replacement of major components arises.
In order to perform well, air must have the ability to flow efficiently through your vehicle. If dirt and debris enter the condenser, it can impede the flow of air and slow the system’s performance. The same goes for air filters. Over time these filters can become clogged with debris, and the flow of air is restricted, causing the condenser to be overworked. Many vehicles are equipped with cabin filters that prevent allergens and dust from entering the cabin of the vehicle and being inhaled by passengers. These filters are just as important as the rest of the system and should be replaced regularly to ensure the least amount of restriction and strain. When the air is warm or stagnant, it could be due to a slow leak in the system, in which case A/C repair is needed. Your vehicle takes air from the outside and cools it using refrigerant before releasing it into the cabin, and leaks in the system will impair the system’s ability to produce cold air if that refrigerant is leaking.
A properly functioning climate control system is more important than just your comfort. Any of these issues could cause damage to other parts of your car, so don't delay repairs! If you’re having issues with your A/C, we’ll review each component and provide the required service to put everything in proper working order. Give us a call at (301) 428-3447 or use our online scheduling system to make an appointment. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by our shop for walk-in service. Find us at 12811 Middlebrook Road at the intersection of Middlebrook Rd. and Germantown Rd. We look forward to seeing you soon!