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Auto air making funny noises and won’t cool? The Madison auto air technicians at one of Madison Auto Care's seven NAPA service centers will help with that.

You were headed home from Picnic Point when your auto air conditioner started to make a high pitched squealing noise. You immediately turned off the A/C but it started again when you turned it back on. This isn’t the first notice you’ve had that your auto air needs help – recently, it’s been cool not cold. You were hoping it would hold out until winter so you could delay a repair until next spring.

It sounds as if your auto air compressor is having troubles.

According to “When your vehicle is making strange noises, it is never a good sign, and that is certainly the case when it comes to air conditioning. As we said, the AC compressor has the tough job of compressing and circulating the air conditioning refrigerant. It typically cycles on and off many times during the course of daily driving, and it is filled with components that can fail over time.

Often, the AC compressor incorporates a sealed bearing, and that bearing can wear out or seize up, especially if the bearing lubricant leaks out. That could produce a high-pitched squeal or the grinding sound of metal-on-metal. If the bearing seizes (freezes up) it will typically result in the squealing of the drive belt that is suddenly unable to spin the compressor.

“In some instances, AC compressors can be repaired. However, it is most often a better procedure to replace the faulty compressor with a new one. It is not only the most time-effective solution to the problem, but it will also most often result in a better, more durable repair.”

If you’re looking for a trusted Madison auto air technician to take a look at your auto a/c and diagnose the problem, then look no further than one of Madison Auto Care's seven conveniently located NAPA service centers - Clausen Auto, Handel Auto, Genin’s Auto, Capitol Tire, Odana Tire, Hansen’s Auto, or Aeschbach Auto.


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