How will you know if your car is low on freon?

Is there any way to tell if your car is low on freon? My air conditioning isn't working so well, but I don't know if it's because it's low on freon or something else. How can I tell what the issue is?

Good question! It can be hard to tell if your car is low on freon without checking under the hood, but there are a few **telltale signs that your freon levels are running low. Here are the most common signs to keep an eye out for:
  • Warm air from the A/C unit can mean that you don’t have enough freon to cool off the air.
  • Leaking in or under the vehicle is a common occurrence that could mean almost anything is leaking. But if the liquid looks like a thin grease, then it may be freon.
  • Ice on or around your compressor usually means that your freon is low and your compressor is pushing moisture through your vents.
While these warning signs can mean you’re low on freon, they could also indicate more serious problems in your vehicle. Leaking fluids could be anything from gas, to freon, to oil. If you find a leak, you should get your car checked out. Warm air could mean that your freon is low, but it could also mean you have an issue with your A/C unit.
Unfortunately, most insurance policies won’t cover mechanical damages unless they result from collisions or other incidents. If you’d like to be insured for mechanical problems in the future, use the Jerry app to look into your options for mechanical breakdown insurance. As a licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes on insurance you want. And if you’d like, Jerry can even help you buy a new policy or cancel an old one!
Best of luck with your freon, and hopefully everything turns out all right!
Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 30, 2021

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