Torque shop

Lately, my car's air-conditioning does not cool the cabin as well as before. What could be wrong?

This could be caused by the air-conditioning system running low on refrigerant. Or there could be a malfunctioning air-con compression because of a loose drive belt, slipping clutch or partially clogged valves or filters.

The condenser or evaporator coil may also have developed a small leak or it could be clogged.

Low refrigerant level can be topped up easily and inexpensively. Fixing any of the other issues will cost more.

AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

www.aas.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'TorqueShop'. Print Edition | Subscribe