The dog days of summer are finally here, and the hot and humid weather of this season can be unbearable without air conditioning. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as getting in your Volvo and setting the AC to high only to find that it’s blowing hot air, or worse, not working at all.
At AutohausAZ, we understand the importance of having a properly functioning air conditioning system in your vehicle. That's why we provide our customers with the affordable parts and components to get the Volvo’s AC system running coolly and efficiently.
Let’s investigate some common causes of malfunctioning AC systems and what you can do to address them:
The condenser in your Volvo looks like a radiator and is mounted at the front of the vehicle. It cools hot air with compressed refrigerant to provide cool air to the inside of your car. Because of its location in the front of your Volvo, your AC compressor is especially prone to clogs and punctures from dirt, rocks, sticks, and other road debris.
If your AC compressor gets punctured by any of these objects, it can cause a leak and lead to hot air coming through the vents. It’s typically recommended to replace a punctured or leaky condenser, and at AutohausAZ, we offer affordable replacement AC compressors for Volvo vehicles.
Another possible cause of your Volvo blowing hot air is due to damaged cooling fans. If these components aren't working properly, they can cause a lack of cooling at the condenser and lead to uncomfortable conditions inside the car.
Cooling fans can be broken in many ways, including having a burnt-out motor, chipped fan blade, or even a blown fuse. Carefully examining these elements can help to determine which replacement parts can help remedy the situation and restore cold air to your vehicle.
Occasionally, refrigerant levels will be too low, therefore, the air blowing from the fans will not feel cold enough. This symptom is typically due to leaking refrigerant either from loose connections, old hoses, or other small leaks in the system. Troubleshooting this issue can help you determine the cause and repair or replace the faulty part with a replacement part from AutohausAZ.
A symptom even worse than warm air blowing from the vents is no air at all. In this case, a bad connection, faulty sensor, or even broken wire could be the culprit. A close inspection of these components can help you determine which is the source of failure, and how to remedy it.
At AutohausAZ, we have the widest selection of affordable Volvo air conditioning replacement parts to ensure that you’ll be hitting the open roads comfortably all summer long.