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What’s Going On With Your Honda’s Air Conditioning?

What’s Going On With Your Honda’s Air Conditioning?

It’s heating up out there, and your Honda is a refuge. When the temperature climbs into unbearable territory, you hop in your Honda and crank the cold air. But over time, your air conditioning may not feel as cool as it used to. It takes a long time for the air to cool down, or it stinks, or it’s just not pushing air out the vents anymore. Does that mean something is broken or needs repair? What’s going on?

It could be simple maintenance, or there may be an issue.

Problem 1: The Air Conditioning Stinks

You probably don’t need major repairs if there’s a bad smell from your vents. Remember, your air conditioning draws moisture out of the air in your car, but condensation forms on the evaporator so it can drain out. That can lead to mold and mildew, and that can really stink badly when you turn on the A/C again.

Your Honda dealer, Jay Wolfe Honda, can service your air conditioning to get rid of the stench-causing mildew. It’s a simple treatment and will leave your Honda smelling great after.

Problem 2: There’s no Airflow

Can you hear the interior fan going but there’s no air coming from the vents? If so, it’s likely the cabin air filter that needs to be replaced. It’s a filter element that captures dust, pollen, bugs, and other airborne things, keeping the air in your car clean and breathable.

Over time, that cabin air filter collects more stuff than it can handle and becomes restricted or plugged. Once a year, you should replace your cabin air filter to let the air flow freely once again.

Problem 3: Long Cool-Down Time

Even without a leak, your air conditioning’s performance begins to dwindle. It’s normal for your Honda’s A/C system to lose 5 percent efficiency or more every year. Once it’s noticeable, a simple A/C system recharge is all it takes to restore its performance to ice-cold.

 

It’s possible that your Honda has sprung a leak at one of the seals or elsewhere, and that will require repair from a certified Honda technician. In many cases, though, it’s a simple fix that is both quick and inexpensive.

If you’re not cooling off as fast as you should, let Jay Wolfe Honda help out. We’ll diagnose and correct your air conditioning so you can drive comfortably all summer long.

Proper Wheel Maintenance for Your Honda’s Wheels

Proper Wheel Maintenance for Your Honda’s Wheels

You can’t avoid getting your car dirty unless you keep it under a car cover. And what fun is it if you can’t drive your Honda? The first things on your Honda that get dirty are your wheels and it makes sense – they’re the closest parts to the ground. Dirty wheels make your Honda…

How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage

How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage

You’ve chosen wisely – Honda vehicles are known to be among the best in fuel mileage. For years, the Honda Civic, Fit, Accord, and CR-V have been recognized as fuel-sipping cars and SUVs. If your Honda’s fuel mileage seems to be slipping, it might be a simple maintenance issue. These are a few things to…

Is Honda Care Maintenance For You?

Is Honda Care Maintenance For You?

No doubt, you’ve seen or heard about prepaid vehicle maintenance in some form. You may not fully understand what it’s all about, or you might even think it’s not for you. If that’s the case, you might need to hear the basics on what Honda Care Maintenance is all about and why it is beneficial…

An Owner’s Task: Do You Check Your Fluids?

An Owner’s Task: Do You Check Your Fluids?

When you own a Honda or any other make, you take on the responsibility for keeping it in good working order. Sure, you can get it serviced at the Honda dealership, but there can often be several months between maintenance visits. It’s during these stretches that you, as the car owner, need to stay vigilant.…

A Wheel Alignment Is Good Maintenance

A Wheel Alignment Is Good Maintenance

If you’ve been a driver for a little while, you’re aware that roads everywhere have hazards. It could be the occasional out-of-control pothole as you’re driving through city streets. It could be a hidden curb after a snowfall. Or, it might be just everyday driving that causes wear on your car. And over time, you…

Get Ready for Winter Driving

Get Ready for Winter Driving

Have you seen the first flakes of snow yet? It might be a crisp fall morning and you just don’t want to admit that winter is almost upon us. But winter driving isn’t far away, and you’d better be ready. Winter driving can test the mettle of the most seasoned of drivers. More so, it…

Which Honda Services Should the Dealer Do?

Which Honda Services Should the Dealer Do?

When you buy a Honda, you know that it has a reputation as a long-lasting vehicle. It’ll handle whatever you throw at it, even if it’s a little abusive. And keeping it running doesn’t take much. But if you don’t do those few things to maintain your Honda, and do them well, you could find…

What Does the Term Powertrain Cover?

What Does the Term Powertrain Cover?

In the automotive industry, terms are used that many car owners just aren’t familiar with. Variable Valve Timing, Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, even Anti-lock Brakes — you’ve heard the words but do you know what they mean? The same goes for a much more common term. ‘Powertrain’ is often spoken of to describe parts…