BMW’s don’t have a reputation for air conditioning issues, but if your vehicle’s AC isn’t blowing cold when it’s hot outside, it’s a problem. Most air conditioning systems share the same basic layout, which is good news if you are experiencing issues. A professional shop should be able to help you with your problem. Read on to learn more about fixing your BMW air conditioner.
One of the most common reasons your BMW’s air conditioner isn’t working is because of a leak. Your AC system uses a fluid (freon) to cool your vehicle. If it starts leaking out of your car you will experience poor performance from your air conditioner. A professional mechanic will be able to identify any AC leaks with special equipment.
Prices can cost $150+ at the dealer, but at SL Autoworks our BMW AC service starts at $90. Prices may vary depending on your make, model, and any existing issues in your vehicle.
If you just need to have your air conditioner recharged, the process will likely take 45 minutes. The old gas will need to be completely removed and the system will be replenished with new refrigerant during this time.
If your air conditioner is blowing warm or hot air, you could have low levels of refrigerant. The issue could also be in the condenser, the compressor, the cooling fan, or the electrical system of your car. An experienced shop will be able to diagnose the problem for you.
You can recharge your AC, however, this may just be putting a bandage on a bigger problem. If your system is missing refrigerant it may have a leak. If that is the case, you would need to have it inspected and repaired by a certified mechanic.
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There are multiple causes of air conditioning failure, you will likely need the help of a professional BMW mechanic to isolate the source of the problem. Identifying the problem is important to save time and money in the repair work. Here are a few questions your mechanic might ask you.