Signs That Your AC Needs Repair

Nobody wants to cruise around without functioning air conditioning in their cars this summer. If you try to turn on your A/C and no air blows out, or maybe only hot air blows out, there’s something seriously wrong with your HVAC system. The system is more complex than you may think. It comprises multiple parts, and consequently, the malfunction of any of the parts can ultimately bring the entire A/C system down. 


Here are some of the most common causes of A/C system failure that we have seen and repair at Oakmont Auto Care: 

  • Refrigerant leak
  • Failing compressor
  • Aged refrigerant hoses
  • Mold or mildew buildup
  • Faulty cooling fan
  • Broken seal or hose

The ideal method to ensure that your vehicle’s air conditioning will work throughout this season is to have your system inspected by one of our expert technicians. Routine inspections of your HVAC system will allow us to catch problems early on before they turn into more extensive repairs.


If there is a problem with your car’s air conditioning system, you may regard one or a combination of the following symptoms: 

  • Hot air blows out of your vents when A/C is turned on
  • No air coming out of your vents
  • Low air pressure 
  • Unusual smell or sounds when A/C is turned on
  • Water leaks

A malfunctioning A/C system should be the last of your concerns for the summer. Take preventative measures by getting your vehicle frequently inspected. If you suspect an issue with your vehicle’s air conditioning system, do not hesitate to give us a call at (925) 476-4881 or swing by Oakmont Auto Care today!