When Do I Need A Car AC Belt Replacement?

You get into your car on a hot day and go to crank up the A/C - only to find that it doesn't work. It doesn't blow out any air and you hear a strange clunking noise. In most cases, these symptoms can point to a broken AC belt, which will need to be replaced in order to restore your vehicle's air condition.

The A/C belt in your car is what connects the air conditioner to the engine's crankshaft. Without a working car A/C belt, the air conditioning system will not be able to function. While a broken A/C belt is not vital to have repaired right away, it is still important to have an expert take a look because a broken A/C belt is just one cause of a faulty air conditioning system.

There are many other components in the system that can break and cause issues, some of which can be more important to fix quickly than others. For instance, a leak in the A/C hose can cause problems with surrounding parts because the leaking fluid can cause corrosion and other problems. This is why it is best to have a Vancouver car a/c inspection performed as soon as you notice an issue to ensure that the problem isn't growing. 

With heavy use of the air conditioing system, the A/C belt can begin to fray and wear down. This is usually a sign that the belt should be replaced before it breaks, so you won't find yourself without a working A/C on a hot day. If you need a car AC belt replacement in Vancouver, WA, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Hoesly Automotive today. 

 

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