Benefits of Car Air Conditioner Check-Up & Repairs

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The air conditioning system is an important part of any vehicle located in Bradenton, which is why it’s so important to maintain. If your car AC is blowing hot air, has a leak, or stopped working, there are a few inspections Bradenton drivers can do to figure out what’s causing the problem. If after reading through the guide from Peterson Toyota of Sarasota you’re still having issues, bring your car to our AC repair shop! We’re proud to be the go-to destination for all of your automotive servicing needs.

How much does car AC repair cost?

How much does car AC repair cost? The cost of AC repairs can get pricey, and we recommend visiting our Sarasota service center to get an exact diagnosis of the problem and to discuss your options, as well as the benefits of AC check-ups and regular maintenance. Properly maintaining your car’s A/C unit is important because:

Contaminants: Poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues and other health problems. Dirty automotive air filters contain mold, pollen, and other airborne contaminants that run out of the vents and into your lungs. When a professional mechanic properly cleans the system and replaces the filters this guarantees contaminant removal and higher quality air.

Performance: Professional mechanics always use genuine Toyota parts and can anticipate when old A/C parts are going bad. Regular maintenance can help detect smaller issues and prevent major wearing down of parts that will cost you more to repair in the future.

Reasons for Car AC Blowing Hot Hair

One of the most common issues drivers experience with their A/C is that it’s blowing hot air instead of cold air. There are five main reasons why your car AC is blowing hot air. Read the information below, and if you are still experiencing issues or have additional questions, visit our Sarasota car AC repair shop.

Blocked condenser: The condenser is used to cool the hot compressed refrigerant back to ambient temperature as it comes from the compressor. Your car’s condenser is located at the front of your Toyota vehicle so it can get clogged by all kinds of leaves, plastic bags, and road debris. A quick inspection will show whether or not the condenser is blocked.

Broken cooling fans: A broken cooling fan causes a lack of cooling with the condenser, which is why the AC is blowing out hot air. It can be a burned-out motor, bad mount, a chipped fan blade, or there could be an electrical problem like a blown fuse or a burned-out relay.

Broken condenser: Your car can hit road debris like sticks, rocks, or other hard objects that can puncture the condenser. If it’s large and easy to spot, it’s best to replace it. If you can’t see the puncture, visit our service center so we can add a UV dye to the air conditioning system to identify the puncture point.

Low refrigerant due to a leak: This could be due to things like loose connections, old hoses, or the escape of refrigerant over time. Small leaks will cause your air conditioning system to stop blowing out cold air. Give our team a call about ways to properly seal and hold your new refrigerant.

Electrical faults: Electrical faults can cause your system to stop working due to a faulty sensor or a bad connection. Electrical problems can be from a faulty signal from the ventilation system because of a bad module or broken wire, bad sensors tripping off your system, or the sensor in the motor is causing the system to turn off accidentally.

Benefits of A/C Check-ups and Regular Maintenance

Life gets busy so we understand it can be hard to keep up with routine car maintenance. However, squeezing in an annual air conditioning checkup can save you much more time and money in the future. To prevent issues like hot air, why your car makes a grinding noise when brakingweird noises, or breaking get in touch with our team of Toyota-trained mechanics at Peterson Toyota of Sarasota. Give us a call today with any questions or to schedule a service appointment. Be sure to explore our service specials and parts coupons so you can save on your next appointment.

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7435 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL


Phone: (941) 924-7700

7435 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL


Phone: (941) 924-7700

7435 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL
27.247252 -82.510502
Peterson Toyota of Sarasota 27.247252, -82.510502.