Your Subaru was not just designed to shield you from the summer sun but also to keep you cool when the weather is hot. All you have to do is to get in the car, turn on the AC and wait for cool air to be distributed in the cabin. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case as your AC may stop working. Quite often you can resolve the problem by getting a Subaru AC refill service to get the a/c system blowing cool air again.
How your Subaru’s AC system works
Like most vehicles, your Subaru comes with an air conditioning system that uses a refrigerant to provide cool air. The refrigerant is a gas, it is converted to liquid under pressure, and as it flows through the high and low pressure parts of the a/c system, it changes between gas and liquid state, and these changes create cooling effect.
By design, the refrigerant in your vehicle should never run out. If the refrigerant ever runs low, it’s likely because there’s a leak. At Toole’s Garage Stockton we can pinpoint the leak, fix it, and refill the refrigerant, so that your Subaru can provide reliable cooling during the hot Stockton summer days.
Signs your Subaru may need A/C refill
If the AC starts blowing warm air from the vents, it’s most likely because the vehicle is low on refrigerant. In some cases, the air may start out cold and then suddenly becomes warm.
If you pay close attention to your vehicle, you probably hear the clutch engage whenever you switch on the AC. It’s a clicking sound that indicates that the compressor clutch has engaged and you should expect cool air. If the refrigerant level is too low, the AC may not engage.
Sometimes you may notice visible signs of leaks such as frost or wet spots around AC components, but it is not easy since the refrigerant is a colorless and odorless gas.
If you notice any of the above mentioned signs, call Toole’s Garage in Stockton, and we will inspect the a/c system and pinpoint any leaks, or any other a/c problems. At this point we will let you know what it will take to repair your Subaru, and if you authorize the repairs, we will get the a/c fixed, refilled, and blowing cool air again. So if your Subaru exhibits any a/c problems, call us and our friendly service advisors will answer any questions you may have and can confirm an appointment at the same time.