After a hard day on the job site, the last thing a RAM 1500 owner wants is to hop into a hot vehicle. Although you shouldn’t have any problems with your new 2017 RAM 1500 truck’s air conditioning, like any vehicle, your new RAM will eventually need some maintenance work done.
Automobile air conditioning systems are a modern marvel, with just some small parts doing the big job of keeping car and truck cabins comfortable for their occupants. Considering the large amounts of time we spend in our vehicles, chances are that your truck’s air conditioner sees a lot of wear and tear. Over time, this wear and tear can affect your RAM 1500’s A/C system, impairing its performance.
Pro-active, preventative maintenance can help keep small A/C problems from becoming big, expensive problems. Here are a few signs your RAM 1500’s A/C may need service:
- If you’re only getting hot or warm air – This one’s pretty obvious. If you’re getting no cold air at all from your A/C, it’s a good idea to bring your RAM in for service. There are several possible causes for this problem, including insufficient refrigerant, damaged cooling fans, or a clogged filter or vents.
- Strange noises – If your vehicle is making banging or rattling noises when you turn it on, it can be the sign of a serious problem. Banging or rattling often indicates a broken, or soon-to-break, part in the system. It could also be caused by sticks or other debris getting stuck in the unit, but, either way, it’s worth getting a qualified mechanic to take a look at it.
- Water stains inside the vehicle – If water is accumulating inside your vehicle under the dash and near the front floor mats, it’s a sign that condensation generated by your air conditioner is not properly draining. This could be the sign of a major problem, so it’s worthwhile to get your RAM inspected by a mechanic ASAP if this is the case.
- Weird smells – Have you noticed that the interior of your vehicle is smelling a bit odd? If foul odors are emanating from your vents, you definitely want to get your vehicle checked out soon. The smell could indicate a mechanical problem or mold growth in your vents. As mold can contribute to serious health problems, eliminating any mold in your truck’s A/C system is important.
The best way to ensure your RAM pickup is serviced by a qualified professional is to take it to your Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Martinsville dealership in Indianapolis. Your RAM dealer has skilled technicians who have been trained specifically to work on RAM vehicles. No other mechanic will know as much about your RAM truck as a RAM dealership mechanic. They’ll be able to quickly isolate problems other mechanics would miss and fix them using parts made specifically for your pickup.
Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Martinsville strives to give customers the best car-buying experience of their lives, providing expert advice while they’re on the lot purchasing their new vehicle and top-notch support for any maintenance issues they may have. Stop by the Indianapolis area RAM dealership today and see the difference yourself.