Most modern import vehicles come equipped with state of the art climate control systems designed to keep you cool during sweltering Raleigh summers and toasty warm in the winter. If your vehicle’s heat or A/C stops working the way it should, it can not only turn a pleasant commute into a miserable drive, it can be dangerous for kids, pets, and elderly passengers. Fortunately, the trained, certified technicians at Triangle Imports can assess the problem fast and get your vehicle’s heat, a/c, or climate control system up and running reliably.
Signs You Need Your Car’s A/C Repaired or Replaced
Just like any vehicle component, the a/c and heating systems can fail over time, especially if proper and regular vehicle maintenance hasn’t been performed to keep your systems working smoothly and spot problems before they start.
Signs and Symptoms You Need Vehicle A/C Repair:
- The air coming through the vents doesn’t match the temperature setting
- Poor air flow on high setting
- Musty or mildewy odors are coming through the vents
- Fogging windshield in defrost setting
- Squealing, grinding and other noises during system operation
- Inoperable if vehicle is stationary
Troubleshooting and Repairing Your Vehicle’s Heating and A/C System
There are a wide variety of reasons your car’s climate control, heater, or air conditioning isn’t working. Some of the most common HVAC issues include:
AC Is Blowing Hot Air
If your air conditioner is blowing hot air, chances are, you have a refrigerant leak. Over time hoses, seals, or the condenser can leak, causing your car to lose refrigerant. In most cases, a recharge will take care of the problem, though in the case of a major leak, some of the components may need to be repaired or replaced.
Another cause for your AC to blow hot air instead of cool is a failed A/C compressor. Whether internal components have failed or the belt driving the compressor has failed or slipped, an experienced import repair technician can flush the system and fix the compressor.
No Air Is Coming Through the Vents
If your heater or AC isn’t blowing any air at all, the blower motor, a simple fan that pulls air through your vents, may have stopped working. Whether there’s an electrical issue that keeps it from turning on or the motor itself has needs replaced, this is often a simple repair for most import vehicles.
Car Heater Blowing Cold Air
If you turn on the heater and cold air continues to pour out of the vents, even after the car has had plenty of time to warm up, the simple problem is that your coolant is low. In most cases, the system just needs to be filled, but it could be a sign of a coolant leak which needs to be taken care of immediately, especially if you have pets or animals that could find leaked antifreeze.
If the coolant isn’t the issue, you may have a clogged or malfunctioning heater core. Leaves, dirt, and other debris can clog the heater core and intake passages, requiring a thorough cleaning. However, if that doesn’t get warm air flowing, the heater core itself may need to be replaced.
Why Choose Triangle Imports for Your Import Vehicle A/C Repair
Whether you have an Audi, BMW, Porsche, or other import, you want to make sure it’s fixed by people who truly understand the unique components of import vehicles. Since 1994, our team of ASE-certified technicians have provided comprehensive, knowledgeable service to vehicle owners in Raleigh.
When it comes to your car’s heating and air conditioning system, we provide thorough checks to get to the core of the problem as well as look for other signs of wear to prevent damage and malfunctioning from happening in the future. After the comprehensive visual check, the team will conduct a detailed operating inspection by testing the system through diagnostics and troubleshooting. By thoroughly evaluating the operation of the car’s HVAC system, our technicians can make proper repairs to get you driving in comfort.
A/C and Heating Checks include:
- Checking pressure to meet specification
- Repairing and sealing leaks
- Changing belts and hoses
- System Recharge
- adding refrigerant
- testing system pressure
- Measuring air temps for accuracy
- Inspection of compressor belt
- Inspection of radiator
- operating temperature
- radiator pressure
- Fan operation
- Checking fuses, switches and other electrical components
Contact Us for Your Import Vehicle A/C and Heater Repairs in Raleigh
Don’t swelter through a hot summer or shiver through the winter! Bring your car to Triangle Imports for efficient, reliable repair services that will have you driving in comfort in no time!