Why Does My Car AC Drip

January 10, 2023

why does my car ac drip


Why does my car’s AC drip? AC problems can come unexpectedly. Sometimes, you will notice your AC is not blowing cold air. Other times you may see leaks. Leaks on your floor mats can sometimes mean AC malfunctions. This commonly depends on how often it occurs and how much leaks.

Excess moisture around your AC pipes can cause your AC system to drip water. This issue commonly causes spotting wet areas on your front passenger side floor mats. In this hot Chico weather, finding small spots of water on your floor mats will, most likely, be caused by condensation.

Also, when winter weather kicks in, it is usual that your AC system may do the same thing, leak small amounts of water. This happens because the coil could potentially freeze and cause the water to leak out. If the problem keeps occurring for more than a day or two, it may be time to call Tedious Repairs and have it checked out!


There are a few potential factors in car ACs drip. However, the common reasons for AC to drop are:

  • Clogged evaporator drains can cause some damage. Excessive amounts of loose dirt and debris can cause clogs in the evaporator system, leading to your AC system malfunctioning.
  • Damaged seals are another potential cause of ac leaks. Whether you have plastic or rubber seals, they will eventually get worn out. Once they are worn out and are not replaced, they will cause your ac to drip.
  • A corroded evaporator core will cause AC malfunctions. Also, when your vehicle’s evaporator core develops excessive amounts of rust, it will start to leak.

why does my car ac drip


Tedious Repairs offer ac drip repair on most makes and models. We have proudly been servicing the Chico community since 2007. Hundreds of satisfied customers recommend Tedious Repairs for their automotive repair! So if you have any AC problems, give us a call or schedule an online appointment with us today!

Buddy Rausch

Buddy Rausch

Buddy started his auto career journey at Butte College and started his own auto repair company in 2007. Since then he has worked on countless cars, diagnosing, repairing, and replacing worn, faulty, and broken parts.

After a few years, he moved to a bigger shop to accommodate his growth and to better serve the Chico, CA community. It’s a family-owned & operated business.

Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball is one of his many passions.

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