Tips To Keep The AC In Perfect Health

Among a few things, air conditioning is one such thing that’s easy to take for granted — until one doesn’t have it. Imagine this – you are going about your usual routine on a stifling summer day with the temperature rising, the last thing you want is to be stuck in a car that’s blowing hot air out of the vents or in a car with an air conditioner that’s not blowing at all.

But the AC is not just comfort, it’s more than that – it’s a safety factor too. One of the riskiest places for someone to be during a heat wave is inside a car without AC given the temperatures can spike to dangerous levels. It can put a person at risk of dehydration and perhaps even heat stroke.

So, if you face a situation where your car’s AC is only kicking out hot air, then below could be some of the common reasons for it:


One of the most common causes of car ACs not working is a refrigerant leak. This can occur at any point in the air conditioning process and so it’s often a cumbersome job to identify the exact location of the leak. However, the AC unit hose connections are the most common places where the leaks are found at.


The way blowers are required to push the air conditioning through the vents in our homes, our car uses cooling fans to do the same – to move the refrigerated air into the cabin. But when there’s a problem with the fans, there won’t be any air coming out of the vents.

These cooling fans can stop working properly for several different reasons – they might have blown fuses, an electrical short, or probably cracked by debris from the road.


The air conditioning system depends on a compressor to keep the air moving, but if this component isn’t functioning properly, then that refrigerant isn’t going to move around, and you will end up with zero cold air. One of the main reasons why a compressor may go bad is not being used for long periods. This often happens during winters or when the temperatures are low resulting in cool pleasant weather. It, therefore, becomes imperative to get your car’s AC serviced thoroughly to ensure all is well. If you drive a Ford, you can simply Dial-A-Ford and fix an appointment for a check-up or service of your vehicle.


The condenser plays a vital role – it takes the humid air in the air compressor, depressurizes, cools, and liquefies it. Simply put, it helps turn the air cool. When the air conditioning isn’t cooling as much, it could be indicative of a failing condenser. It may be a case where it will be required to be repaired or replaced, hence, it is always advised to use original parts like the Ford Genuine Parts.


Any electrical issues in the AC system unit that has stopped working are perhaps the most difficult to diagnose. A visual inspection of all the wiring should be done as a first step, to see if any wires are broken or frayed. Some of the possible damages could include a blown fuse, failed switches, or a problem with the control module. While electrical issues in the air conditioning system are often easy to fix, they need to be addressed immediately.

If your car requires an inspection to fix any issue or if it’s time for regular service, all you need to do is make a quick visit to a nearby Ford Authorised Service Centre. You can also Dial-A-Ford and fix an appointment for a check-up or service of your vehicle.

All Ford service centres are well-equipped with Ford genuine spares and trained staff to offer you a quality service experience with absolutely no hassle.

At Ford, we make every effort to ensure that your car feels like new after a service i.e., the engine runs smoother, and all the little niggles disappear.