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Top 3 reasons why the AC in your car isn't cold

During the hot summer months in Illinois you want your vehicle's AC to blow cool refreshing air for your comfort and the comfort of your passengers. There are a variety of reasons why your car AC is not blowing cold air. Fixing the AC could be as simple as recharging your car's AC refrigerant or repairing a refrigerant leak but may also require complex electrical climate control repair or slipping compressor clutch to get your air conditioning operating at top performance once again.

Understanding Your Vehicle's AC System
The air conditioning system in your vehicle can be complex due to the location of the hoses and lines. Essentially, your vehicle's AC system compresses and heats the refrigerant, then allowing it to decompress and condense into a liquid that causes it to rapidly lose heat. This process absorbs heat from the car's cabin and is continuously repeated to achieve your desired temperature.

The basic concept is much easier to understand when the components are broken down, as follows:

* The compressor runs off an engine belt that squeezes or compresses the gaseous refrigerant.
* Once it has been pressurized, the condenser cools it down through a series of finned tubes where it returns to a liquid state. This liquid will then pass through a dryer or receiver that removes excess water to eliminate the risk of ice crystal formations inside the AC system.
* Next the liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator via a thermal expansion valve where it is then exposed to heat from the vehicle's cabin. At this point the fluid boils, reducing it to a gas form once again. During this process the heat from the surrounding air is absorbed causing the evaporator coil to chill. Finally, it is redistributed throughout the cabin by the blowing fan through the vents as cool, crisp air-conditioned air.

Just about every car has the same basic AC parts consisting of a compressor, condenser and evaporator that work together to keep you cool during the warm summer months. When any of these parts fail, you're left with uncomfortable heat that a rolled-down window just can't fix.

Here are the top 3 reasons why your car may not be blowing cold air:

#1 Your AC Refrigerant Needs a Recharge
The most common cause of a vehicle's air conditioner not getting cold enough is that it needs to be recharged. You can recharge your refrigerant by yourself, but to save time and make sure the job is done correctly you should make an appointment with your local professional auto shop.
The trusted professionals at Auto Group Sales & Service in Roscoe, IL can help you recharge your car's AC refrigerant. Give us a call or text at 815-324-6421 for a free quote to get you back on the road with the comfort and safety with a recharged AC blowing crisp, cool air again.

#2 An AC System Refrigerant Leak
When your vehicle's AC system develops a refrigerant fluid leak it can be challenging to detect due to the fact that refrigerant fluid instantly evaporates when it comes in contact with air. A professional mechanic uses specialized tools to determine if there is a leak by introducing ultraviolet fluid to show signs of low refrigerant pressure in the AC system. Signs of an AC system refrigerant leak:
* Audible click when the AC is turned on.
* AC cycles on and off frequently.
* Hissing sounds from the AC system (when the engine is off).
* Oil residue around AC pipe fittings and hoses.
A refrigerant leak repair may include repairing or replacing the specific failing component. If a large amount of fluid has been lost, your AC system will need to be flushed and the refrigerant fluid will need to be replaced to function properly and get the cool air flowing. *Please note that refrigerant is a very harmful toxic chemical and should not be handled without the proper equipment operated by a trained professional.

#3 Fan Motor Failure
Another common source of trouble in your car's AC system might be the fan(s) motor located at the front of the vehicle's motor. Whether your car has one or two fans, it is important that the fan is in good working order to both keep you cool and to provide vital cooling to your engine.
If you are unsure about the correct diagnosis of your car's failing air conditioner, the friendly and caring mechanics at Auto Group Sales & Service in Roscoe, IL will give you a free repair quote and work quickly to fix your AC and get you back out on the road.

Professional Help from Auto Group to Keep You and Your Passengers Comfortable with Cool Air

If you are suffering with a broken air conditioner in your car in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin, make sure you find a professional, trusted auto mechanic to quickly inspect and repair your AC and avoid a more serious overheating engine. For an honest AC diagnosis and quick repair in Roscoe, schedule an appointment with Auto Group. Call or text 815-324-6421

2nd Chance Financing

Second Chance Auto Financing
What is a second chance auto loan?

Second chance car loans, also know as bad credit auto loans or poor credit auto loans, offer customers a chance to enter into an actual auto loan with a lender ultimately to rebuild their credit. They are intended to provide vehicle financing that allows the borrower to repair their credit to the point of getting more favorable loan terms. Borrowers must compensate the lender for taking the risk in lending to them by paying possibly a higher interest rate, which gives incentive to the borrower to refinance as soon as they are able. Another form of compensation the lender may require is more money down so the risk is shared more.

If you're considered a high credit risk because of past credit issues, you can get a second chance to rebuild your credit with a subprime auto loan at Auto Group Sales & Service in Roscoe, IL. When you get a second chance, be sure to make your auto loan payments on time. It is a perfect opportunity to really bring your credit up.

Many high risk car loan lenders are willing to give you a second chance to finance a car, van, minivan, crossover, truck or SUV. Most of these lending sources are not available to the general public. Instead, they offer their services through local car dealers who had to go through many stringent processes to offer this option to you. Not every used car dealer offers second chance financing options like we do here at Auto Group Sales. We have some of the best financing specialists that will really fight for your best terms available to you. Yes, many dealers have some second chance financing options, but not like this. They don't offer what we do to our customers.

With over 8 years special finance experience, our finance department will make sure to present all of your best options. Our team knows what the lenders look for and how to get you the best negotiated finance terms for your situation. We are on your team. We want you to be comfortable and happy with your choice to finance your vehicle. We will also offer you some of the best resources and tips for maximize your credit in the shortest amount of time to minimize the out of pocket expense over the long term.

Applying at another dealer, you run the risk of further lowering your credit score with unnecessary credit bureau inquiries. That can ultimately cost you more money for quite some time.

Here at Auto Group Sales, we understand that life happens and doesn't always go as planned. We can help!

~We understand having no credit is sometimes worse than bad credit. We can help!
~We understand having a repossession, a divorce, an illness, a cash income, being self employed, being a temporary employee or even unemployed limit your options. We can help!
~We understand needing to rely on disability or social security for income. We can help!

Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our finance department.
We can and will help!

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Auto Group Sales & Service, 9435 N 2nd St, Roscoe, IL 61073 815-633-3900