Mazda AC Repair

Mazda AC repairs

Mazda AC Repair in Springfield, MO

While a non-working air conditioning system is frustrating for you, it can be worse for your car and wallet. The AC system is quite complex, with many parts working together to deliver cold air to the cabin. If even a small part in the AC system breaks, it can lead to much larger problems down the road. If a component fails to work properly, it puts pressure on the other parts to pick up the slack. That means that the other parts may wear out sooner than they're supposed to. Letting a major problem go, like a refrigerant fluid leak, can destroy the whole system! Diagnosing an AC system problem can be difficult, if not impossible, for the average driver. Therefore, you're best off bringing your vehicle into our shop for repairs, as our expert service staff can take a look at the car and figure out what's happening under the hood. Before you make an appointment, check for these common problems.

Is the air coming out of the AC system warm but not cold, or simply nonexistent?

If air fails to flow through the AC system's vents, there may be a problem with the condenser. The condenser is one of the most important parts in your car's AC system. After all, it's responsible for taking the warm refrigerant fluid, cooling it, and producing cold air that reaches you as air conditioning. The condenser is made up of several components, notably coils and fans. The coils are responsible for cooling the refrigerant fluid down. The fans then turn the cooled fluid into cold air. If the fans break or get clogged with dirt and debris, they won't be able to push cold air through. The coils can also break, which prevents the fluid from properly cooling in the first place. If there is no air flow at all, it may also indicate a problem with the condenser. The condenser fans are the part that pushes air into the cabin, so if they break or get clogged, or if their blower motors burn out, air won't make its way into the car.

Do you smell strange scents when you turn the AC on?

Another possible cause for air conditioning problems, as strange as it might sound, is bacteria! While it might not be the first thing that comes to mind, bacteria and micro-organisms can actually grow quickly in the moist environment of your car's AC system. Normally, the AC system prevents this by purifying and drying air that's pulled into the car from outside and then pushing the air through the system. If the AC system goes unused for a period of time, or if components get clogged, bacteria and other organisms start growing. This problem is one that will get worse over time, and eventually it may necessitate an entire AC system replacement. Therefore, if you notice a foul odor when you turn the AC on, it's time to bring your car in for inspection.

Have you noticed a drop in pressure or a puddle under your car?

AC RepairIf you've noticed a drop in your car's AC system pressure levels, or if there's an oily puddle under your car, it's a sign that there may be a refrigerant fluid leak. Refrigerant fluid is much to the AC system what oil is to your car's engine. The AC system can't function without refrigerant fluid, which means that a leak should be corrected as soon as possible. Additionally, leaking refrigerant fluid can find its way into the engine and cause damage, which can leave you with major problems and a high repair bill. If you notice a puddle under the car that looks more like water, it might mean that a system component froze and is now thawing. Either way, only a qualified mechanic can tell you for sure!

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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed