Windshield Defroster Repair
As the seasons change so does the demand on your automobile. If you haven’t already, it is time to schedule AC services before winter arrives. What most people don’t realize is the air conditioning system is an essential component in the windshield defroster. We all recognize the problem of windshield fog during the winter and when humidity is high. A functional air conditioner is necessary for the defroster to work properly, and is a vital safety feature.
The compressor is the workhorse for both your AC and the defroster, if it isn’t functional, neither is the AC or defroster. Age and wear is the destroyer of all things mechanical, and they will also eventually cause problems with the auto AC system. Routine maintenance is the essential key for maintaining a reliable vehicle and its features. Fall maintenance and inspection will ensure your comfort and auto reliability.
If you suspect a problem with the AC or defroster, these signs can assist you to verify the need for repair:
- The AC is blowing warm air
- Musty or moldy smelling air emanating
from the vents
- When the heater or defroster fails to
blow warm air
How the AC Defrosts the Windshield
The air conditioning compressor removes the humidity in the air before being directed to the windshield. Consequently, if the AC is not functioning properly, neither will the defroster.
Providing an annual AC inspection and service assures the proper operation, and can detect refrigerant leaks, which can lead to damage of the compressor and other components. Fifth Gear Automotive can provide your fall maintenance and auto AC repair.
The reason for routine maintenance, and prompt repair is important is because a refrigerant leak allows moisture into the system, which can damage other components, including the compressor, leading to more costly auto AC repair.
There are a number of potential reasons for the AC, heater or defroster to not work properly, including:
- A refrigerant leak
- Worn AC components
- A clogged refrigerant hose or
- A vacuum leak
A comprehensive inspection of the climate control system includes:
- Inspecting the blower
- Checking radiator coolant level,
hoses, water pump, pressure cap, and other components
- The inspection of the compressor belt
for signs of damage, wear, and age
- A pressure check for the cooling
- Inspecting and testing for
Fifth Gear Automotive Can Help
Contact Fifth Gear Automotive today to schedule an inspection, and/or auto AC repair, ensuring your defroster is working properly for the winter season. Our technicians are trained and certified to provide AC service, regardless of the vehicle’s manufacturer.
If your car’s air conditioner or windshield defroster is not working properly, our certified mechanics can provide AC repair that you can rely on. Furthermore, Fifth Gear Automotive professionals offer a broad range of automotive services providing the automotive repairs or maintenance your vehicle needs with the expertise you demand and trust. Call or go online to schedule an inspection today at the link below:
Fifth Gear Automotive
We are a family owned independent automotive repair shop; Fifth Gear Automotive has over 100 years of experience with all domestic and import makes and models, specializing in European auto repair since 2004, serving Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Lantana, Double Oak, and the surrounding communities.