Summer weather is still definitely here, but fall weather is on its way (we’re supposed to have our first official “cool” front this Friday!). Although we don’t see incredibly cold temps here in Florida, we do get our share of nippy days! That’s why it’s important to stay on top of auto service for both your air-conditioning system and your heating system in the car, so both are ready to run whenever you may need them. (Like those days when it’s in the 50’s in the morning but the 80’s by later afternoon.) Toyota of Orlando is here to help with a troubleshooting guide so you can spot any issues that might be developing under the hood!
Auto service can keep your air and heat in top shape this fall and winter!
Issue #1: Air isn’t blowing cold. This happens, and when it happens here in Orlando it can be pretty miserable. No one wants lukewarm air blowing on them when it’s hot outside! This auto service issue can be caused by a Freon leak, problems with the compressor, vacuum leaks, or clogged hoses. Have our Toyota service center take a look under the hood to get things blowing icy cold again.
Issue #2: There’s a weak airflow coming from the vents. This particular problem can be caused by mold or mildew in your evaporator core, a loose hose, a blown seal, or a fan that has slowed down or given out completely. Our techs can pinpoint the problem and repair the issue to get your air blowing nice and strong again.
Issue #3: It stinks when you turn on your A/C. This issue is usually caused by mold or mildew in the evaporator, or a cabin air filter that has seen better days. Changing your cabin air filter should be a routine part of your Toyota of Orlando service, so stay on top of it!
Issue #4: Your car heater has stopped working altogether. This is a huge pain, especially on those chilly mornings where you just want a little warm air to thaw your fingers and toes! Luckily, Toyota of Orlando can help. This issue can be due to low levels of liquid in your radiator (and can also affect your A/C!), a bad thermostat, coolant that’s been contaminated by dirt and debris, or a broken fan. Our techs can troubleshoot under the hood and see what’s going on for you!
Why should you schedule repairs for these elements?
Why is it important to stay on top of these types of auto service? We think the A/C is pretty self-explanatory – it’s hot here, and you don’t want to spend your entire drive time sweating. However, the heat is important to stay on top of too, even if you don’t think it’s ever cold enough to warrant using it. Why? Because your heater can interfere with your defroster when it’s broken, making fog on the windows on those chilly mornings a serious driving hazard.
Think you may have an issue with your car’s cooling or heating system? Call our Orlando Toyota Service Center today! We’re located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall, and you can reach us for appointments at (866) 945-0493!