No time is a good time to discover your car’s air conditioning system is dead. However, the worst time is when the temperatures rise over 80F for the first time in the spring. Test your system now, so you can fix the issue before it’s a problem.
- Park your car on a flat surface and chock the wheels.
- Pop the hood and locate the air conditioner compressor.
- Start the A/C.
You should see the clutch on the front of the compressor engage when the A/C kicks in and cold air should blow through your dash vents. If the clutch does not engage, it’s likely time to recharge your system. You can pick up a recharging kit for just a few dollars. Now you are ready to enjoy the summer sun.