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The AC in my car is not cooling.

There is a wide variety of reasons as to why a vehicle’s air conditioning system may not be working properly. The problem can range from the need to add a bit of refrigerant, to the need for a replacement compressor or computer. As a problem like this can vary in complexity, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose the vehicle’s cooling system to ensure that the correct repair is made.

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