AUTO AC REPAIR
Keep your cabin cool with diagnosis and service for your vehicle’s air conditioning system as we maintain and repair the performance of your auto air conditioner.
Auto AC Repair Service
Our certified technicians can perform many car air conditioning (AC) auto services from testing and regular maintenance to complete A/C system repair. A Acautomotive center near you with AC system repair can check your vehicle’s system, quickly diagnose the problem and provide cost-effective repair solutions. We offer repair, service, replacement, recharge, compressor and more for entire automotive AC systems heating, cooling and air exhaust filters.
• Car Air Conditioning Repair Inspection
Vehicle air conditioning repair can include a variety of tasks ranging from small to large-scale, from refrigerant levels to cooling fans. Everything from an annual inspection or performance check to diagnosis and replacement of system components can be completed at your local Acautomotive shop by a qualified technician, with any estimates or diagnostic checks. Regular inspections help ensure cooling efficiency and identify possible refrigerant leaks. Additional services your vehicle might need include:
•System fan level check
•System PSI pressure reading to verify Freon level
•Output temperature check
•Blower fan and compressor examination to ensure proper operation
•Belts and hoses inspection to discover indications of aging and potential failure
•Diagnosis of possible problems with faulty switches, fuses, wiring, the condenser, or internal compressor seal failure
•Car AC Recharge Service
While a car’s air conditioning system is sealed, leaks can still occur. When that happens you need an air conditioner recharge, which includes:
•Recharging with additional refrigerant to bring pressure up to specifications
•Introduction of fluorescent dye to visually reveal system leaks
AC Automotive services include everything from inspection to repair. So, if your A/C has developed problems and you would rather be cool than cooked, let the highly trained and experienced technicians at AC Automotive to have a look.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
• Why is my AC blowing hot air?
Between the compressor, the AC clutch, and (most commonly) the refrigerant level, there are several reasons why a car air conditioner can stop blowing cold air:
•Refrigerant loss: Low refrigerant (coolant) is the most common cause of AC problems, and the solution is a Car AC Recharge — plus repairs to any leaking AC components that may be causing your vehicle to lose refrigerant faster than expected.
•Blocked air flow: Anywhere between the compressor, the condenser, and the air vents into your cabin, any blockage to air flow will shut down your AC system.
•Broken or worn AC parts: Depending on the vehicle, your AC system may include a compressor, AC clutch, condenser, thermal expansion drive, receiver, dryer, orifice tube, accumulator, evaporator, and blower. Any of these parts, and the lines and connections between them, may need service.
• How Often Is My Car's AC be checked?
There is no industry-standard interval to check vehicle climate control systems. Best advice: follow the maintenance schedule in your vehicle manual. Your local Midas technician will discuss the results of your AC Check with you before making any repairs. And remember, every Midas Touch Courtesy Check includes a visual inspection of your vehicle’s AC system. It’s one more reason to make Midas a regular part of your vehicle maintenance routine.
• What are the signs that my car's AC is going out?
Your vehicle’s AC doesn’t cool your cabin as effectively as it used to because:
If warm air from your vents (or no air at all) is your first sign of AC trouble, the culprit may be a minor problem, like low coolant or a clogged vent. You could also have a broken fan.
Your AC makes unfamiliar sounds:
What you hear rattling around in your car’s climate control system could also be a small problem, like a piece of debris that got into the system from outside. It could also be a broken part anywhere in the system. (Remember: any new sound from your vehicle should be checked by a qualified mechanic.)
Mold in your car’s air conditioning system:
a respiratory health hazard, can cause a funky odor. New odors from your vehicle also need immediate attention. They show both small problems, like a clogged air filter, and big safety risks, like an exhaust leak.
Coolant stains under your vehicle:
Car AC coolant has a sweet smell and a texture that people describe as greasy, filmy, or slimy. (Another reminder: any fluid under your car besides water should be checked by a mechanic.)
Water leaking into your vehicle:
Water will drain outside your vehicle if your air conditioning system is working properly. But a clog in your water line can cause water to back up in other places, like your floor mats.
• What are the symptoms of a bad AC Compressor?
You know that your car’s air conditioning system needs maintenance when it cools less effectively or refuses to turn on at all, but here are some indications that your compressor is the culprit:
Unusual compressor noise: Worn-out bearings or other interior components might produce (noisy) friction within the compressor. visible damage, debris, or grime on the compressor.
The compressor clutch will not engage. The next time you turn on your AC, pay attention. Before your compressor turns on, you’ll hear a switch flip. This is the clutch lever. It is brittle (or gets stuck in the off position).
• What causes car AC compressor failure?
While the air compressor is just one part of your car AC system that can break down, it’s a part that many drivers understand from dealing with AC problems at home. Here are some common causes of AC compressor failure:
• Refrigerant is too low to maintain air pressure
• Low lubricant
• Blocked suction lines
• Dirty coils
• Electrical problems