Your air con stops working in the car, what do you do?

What do you do when your air con stops working in the car?

It’s a hot summer’s day and you’re cruising around in your car. Suddenly the air conditioning stops working and the wonderful scene becomes a nightmare. Almost all modern cars have an air conditioning system and no one is happy when it stops cooling. Summer days aren’t as pleasant when you’re soaking in your clothes, and if you’re A/C malfunctions this is just the situation you should expect to find your-self in. Luckily there are auto electrician that save the day when the air conditioner stops putting out.

Air conditioners are relatively modern devices, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong inside one of these heat eliminators. One of the first things to understand before diagnosing you’re A/C, is how it works! The device basically transports the heat from inside the car elsewhere. It’s unlikely, but it could be too hot outside or beneath the bonnet. If you don’t think this is the case, the next thing to check is if there’s any refrigerant leaking. This is the fluid that transports the heat and a leak could render the whole mechanism useless. Fixing the leak and replacing the refrigerant is a cheap and simple process. Air and moisture are the biggest enemies of air conditioners, fixing a leaky pipe should be a priority if you want you’re A/C to keep you cool for a long time. Another thing that can break down is the compressor. This device should pressurize the aforementioned refrigerant and let it circulate between the coils. On the other hand, something inside the compressor could be broken or shorted out, which would mean a complete, and often expensive replacement. Consulting your auto electrician is generally a smart thing to do in these situations.

So if live on the Sunshine Coast or your air conditioning is not working and you are driving past, we are only 5 minutes off the Bruce Highway in Woombye (at the Nambour turn off).

Click Here to see exactly where we are or call us on 0754422278.


Do you go to an Auto Electrician or your Mechanic?


Cars have basically become a necessity in the last ten years and if you don’t own and drive one, odds are you will at one point. Newer cars are exponentially better performance-wise than their grandfather models, and this is all thanks to the electronics closely knit to the mechanisms inside the vehicles. Computers are becoming smaller and smarter rapidly, and there’s no reason to keep them out of our everyday transportation. They make the driving experience more personal, more enjoyable and a lost simpler than it used to be. How would you react if the fuel gauge or the check engine light was removed from your dashboard? How about saying goodbye to your air conditioning, central locking and alarm systems? This does sound horrible, and even dangerous to some point.

The thing about electronics is that you can never know for certain how long they’ll last. Even though they are made to be durable and basically malfunction-proof, everyone who owns a car will tell you they’ve experienced problems with their car electronics at least once. It’s impossible to perfectly design these systems, but that’s why we have Auto Electricians to repair them. These professionals specialize in diagnosing, testing and ultimately repairing any electrical faults your car may be having. This includes the electronic ignitions, alarm, immobilizer and tracking systems that nearly all 21st century cars have, but also the more simple stuff like electric windows, mirrors, seats and air-conditioning. If you’re looking to further improve the luxuriousness and personalize your vehicle, skilled auto electricians can install in-car phones, TV, audio and DVD players. Custom LED or neon lights are also an option if you want your exterior to look as cool as possible.

You should visit an auto electrician as soon as you notice problems with any of the electric systems inside of your vehicle. The problems range from just the rear window not working, to not being able to lock the car or start your engine properly. If you have any circuit diagrams of your cars internals they would be of a great help to an auto electrician and should reduce the time he spends fixing the issue greatly. When you pay this professional a visit he’ll probably get his laptop and connect it to your engine control unit so he can diagnose the problem quickly. After he’s found the faults and repaired them, before he sends the car back, he’ll thoroughly check if everything works properly. There’s a lot that can go wrong electronically, especially in newer cars, so fixing these problems requires great problem-solving skills and very detailed and methodical work. An auto electrician also needs to have good practical skills for using tools and electronic instruments, as well as keep up to date with the newest developments in engine and electrical technology.

If the mechanic couldn’t help, the professional whose diagnosis you’re looking for is probably the car electrician. With all the skills and knowledge required to work as one of these auto-geniuses, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in good and capable hands. It’s much better to leave the complicated stuff to these gurus than to tinker about and try to fix problems yourself. Whether you have a vintage Mustang or a 2016 Tesla, you would definitely improve your driving experience and on-road safety by regularly visiting your Auto electrician or if you are on the Sunshine Coast, Call us on 0754422278 or email us here!