I'm a mechanic – how to fix air con that won't blow cold… taking action can save you thousands down line | The Sun

AN expert mechanic has revealed how to fix your air con if it won't go cold – and fast action could save you big.

Craig, from Walsall Wood Tyre & Service in Walsall, West Midlands, took to TikTok to explain the issues that could affect your aircon.

Craig informed viewers that "a million and one things" could be responsible, including a faulty condenser or a leak in the system.

If you've recently had your aircon re-gassed, it could also be down to not enough gas being added back in.

Whatever the fault is, though, he was very clear on what you should do when the problem pops up.

Craig said: "Best thing to do is to get it inspected, get it tested.


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"So many people today think that a diagnostic and fault [test] is as simple as plugging a machine in.

"The electronic sensors are going to tell us which component has seen the fault, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the cause of the fault."

Getting your aircon checked out could end up saving you big in the long run, especially if you have a significant issue.

If you keep driving and using the system without addressing the fault, it will likely just get worse and could scupper the AC entirely.

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A full system replacement is much more expensive than fixing a leaky pipe or swapping out a compressor, so it's definitely worth getting it looked at by a professional.

Social media commenters voiced their gratitude for the advice.

One wrote: "Brilliant thank you very much, it's booked in for Thursday."

It comes after another mechanic revealed a little-known car button that could end up saving you hundreds.

Meanwhile, an EV owner fumed that ULEZ had slashed the price of her Nissan in half after she bought it.

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