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Why your car could heat up while using AC

By Stella Naigino

Added 21st January 2020 02:46 PM

If your car heats up generally, then when you switch on the AC the problem is accelerated and seeing your mechanic could be the only solution.

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When your car heats up, call the mechanic to ascertain the exact cause

If your car heats up generally, then when you switch on the AC the problem is accelerated and seeing your mechanic could be the only solution.

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Driving with air conditioner (AC) on is something that most drivers have adopted because it comes with having cool temperature in the car and one can have a good driving experience.
 
However, while other motorists worry about AC consuming more fuel, Rose Musasizi, a businesswoman, worries about her car heating up whenever she switches on the AC.
 
“This has happened for the past four weeks and much as I drive, I do it with a lot of worry, something that makes me feel uncomfortable while driving,” Musasizi says.
 
She is hesitant to call her mechanic and the problem has persisted. Her other worry is the expense that she will have to meet in case the problem is very serious.
 
 However, experts say that it would be wise for her to get in touch with her mechanic to have them check and find out what could have gone wrong.
 
Moses Kayiira, a mechanic from Bakayira Diesel Darage, says there are several reasons why a car heats up while the AC is turned on.
 
A loose fan belt

Umar Kasujja, a mechanic at Victoria Motors, notes that in modern cars, there are AC funs that go on automatically when AC is switched on. 
 
Once these fans become loose, they never switch on automatically and also fail to do their work. This puts extra load on the car engine, making it to heat up when the AC is switched on.
 
Faulty radiator

Kassujja says a radiator usually has the coolant that is meant to cool the engine.
In the cooling system, there are many systems that work together to ensure the cooling system does its work.
 
He says if the radiator has issues or if its water pump gets issues and can’t not circulate coolant well it can also cause your car to heat up whether ac is turned on or not.
 
Clogged condenser

Kasujja says, a condenser is supposed to circulate air in the cooling system but when its clogged and then you turn on AC, air will not be circulating well. This usually happens to field cars but this can be worked on.
 
General heating problem

Kayiira notes that before motorists zero on a car heating up when the AC is switched on, they should first find up if their cars are not having a heating up habit.
 
If your car heats up generally, then when you switch on the AC the problem is accelerated and seeing your mechanic could be the only solution.
 
How to manage this situation?

Kayiira says to start with, have your car inspected to ensure that all is fine before you drive it. This will help you avoid inconveniences on the road of having to park to sort out issues.
 
He observes that most people take long to switch on their ACs because some believe driving with AC consumes a lot of fuel. However, whether you use the AC so often or not, check if it works well.
 
He adds that checking will help you know if the AC gas in your car is the right one and here you will be sure of a better functionality of your AC.
 
Kasujja says also checking the cooling system of your car could be a solution to all overheating issues and you will be happy to drive with little or no worries of a car over heating while on the road.
 

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