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Factors that Can Lead to Air Conditioner Failure

Last updated 3 years ago

Spring is upon us, but that doesn’t mean your days of using your car’s air conditioner are over. And even if you’re putting off air conditioner repair in anticipation of the cold weather ahead, don’t you want to get your AC in shape now instead of forgetting about it and sweating it out on the first scorching day of 2015? You should visit your automotive repair shop for AC repair no matter what time of the year it is. The following factors can all lead to air conditioner failure and poor AC performance. 

Refrigerant Leak

All air conditioners rely on some type of refrigerant to deliver cold air to the cabin. Leaks from ruptured hoses or poor connections can result in air conditioner failure. If you notice that the air in your car isn’t blowing as cold as it used to, bring it to Dekalb Tire and let one of our technicians check the refrigerant, give your system a charge, and fix any leaks.


Moisture can cause the formation of oxides and acids within the air conditioning system, a death sentence for ACs. Moisture can also freeze up expansion valves and powered desiccants in the winter, which can also lead to air conditioner failure.


Anything other than refrigerant in the air conditioning system can be harmful to the system. Dirt commonly gets inside air conditioning systems, causing seized compressor bearings, expansion valve failure, refrigerant decomposition, and corrosion of metal parts. If you can’t remember the last time your car’s air conditioner was cleaned, visit Dekalb Tire today.

Schedule an appointment with Dekalb Tire and let one of our factory-trained professionals get your car’s AC working like new. Our automotive repair locations in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and throughout the Atlanta area provide the highest quality services and the best customer service. Call us at (404) 252-9895 to schedule service for your vehicle today! 


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