What Do I Do If My Car’s Air Conditioner Stops Working?

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Tips for When You Have a Broken Air Conditioner

With summer right around the corner, you’ll want to make sure your car’s air conditioner is working so you don’t have to worry about the summer heat when driving. Your air conditioner is a vital feature to ensure that every passenger can stay comfortable while driving, and if it’s not working properly, everyone will be miserable when driving during hot summer days. Here, you’ll learn more about what to do if your car’s air conditioner stops working and some of the top reasons why it’s not working.

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4 Reasons Why Your Car’s Air Conditioner Stopped Working

  1. Low or leaking refrigerant coolant. If your vehicle is low or leaking refrigerant coolant, your air conditioner will not work properly.
  2. Broken or bad AC blower. If your vehicle’s air conditioner stops working, you may have a broken blower.
  3. Broken or bad AC compressor. A compressor is a component that helps to circulate the refrigerant and compresses it into high-pressure gas that is then sent to the AC condenser.
  4. Electrical problems. Sometimes a vehicle’s air conditioner will stop working entirely or not work properly because of some kind of electrical problem.

4 Things to Do When Your Car’s Air Conditioner Stops Working

  1. Call your local auto service department. Calling your go-to service department, Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek will help ensure that a certified and professional technician will look at your vehicle’s air conditioning system. 
  2. Don’t try to fix it yourself. A vehicle’s air conditioning system is extremely complicated, so you’ll want to make sure that a real professional who knows what they’re doing is looking at it.
  3. Turn on your interior fan. If your air conditioning system stops working while driving, the best way to cool down is to turn on the fan of your climate control system to get the interior air circulating.
  4. Open your windows. If your air conditioner stops working, open your windows to help cool down the interior of your vehicle.

If you’re having trouble with your vehicle’s air-conditioner, or it’s stopped working completely, visit or contact Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek, today to speak with an automotive repair specialist. You may also contact our service department to ask questions about your vehicle’s air-conditioner so you can learn more about this vital system.

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