Factors that Can Lead to Air Conditioner Failure

June 10th, 2015

Summer is here and it has your vehicle’s air conditioner working overtime! Don’t end up without A/C on one of Atlanta’s 90-degree days. Here are a couple of factors that can 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.


Anything other than refrigerant in the air conditioning system can be harmful. 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.

Make sure your A/C is ready to take on the summer with a free A/C check at your local Dekalb Tire and Automotive Service! We have provided reliable auto repair services to Atlanta, GA and the surrounding areas since 1965. Call us today or visit us online to learn more about our current specials.

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