Automotive A/C Service & Repair
It is easy to take for granted clicking a button to generate crisp, cold air on a summer drive. But a broken air conditioner or failed A/C system can zap the good vibes out of any day. If warm or hot air is pumping through your car vents, you are experiencing weak air flow even when the A/C is set on high or you notice a foul odor when it is running, you need to schedule an auto air conditioner repair service.
When a vehicle’s A/C breaks down, it can indicate a refrigerant leak. That leaking coolant not only harms the environment, but it can also cause costly damage to your vehicle's evaporator and compressor. A leak is possibly traced back to worn-out A/C fittings, O-rings, hoses and seals. The NAPA experts recommend taking your vehicle in for an A/C inspection at least once a year.
A/C service for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs involves a complex, time-consuming diagnosis and potentially labor-intensive repair that requires technical tools and ability. Instead of searching online for “automotive a/c service near me,” schedule an appointment at one of our 17,000+ NAPA Auto Care centers. The ASE-certified technicians at these A/C repair shops perform industry-leading services by installing superior NAPA auto parts
What to Expect From Air Conditioning Repair Services at NAPA Auto Care
To complete a car A/C repair, technicians start with an inspection of your vehicle’s A/C components and controls. To get a clear reading on the performance of an air conditioning system, the Auto Care tech conducts an A/C charge test. If the refrigerant level is low, the technician recharges the A/C system. Because low refrigerant is the most common problem, an A/C recharge is often all it takes. In extreme cases, the entire refrigerant is emptied for a complete refrigerant replacement.
Auto A/C service and repair at a NAPA Auto Care center can include:
- A/C diagnosis
- A/C recharge
- Coolant leak inspection and repair
- Refrigerant line or pressure switch replacement
- Blower motor resistor or switch replacement
- A/C compressor, condenser or evaporator replacement
After any inspection, the NAPA technician thoroughly explains your vehicle’s condition and documents which problems are urgent and which repairs you can delay. If the damaged part no longer performs as designed, the repair is considered necessary.
How Much Do Automotive A/C Repairs Cost?
At NAPA, we know a little bit of knowledge goes a long way. To find out the cost to repair the A/C in a car, rely on the easy-to-use NAPA Auto Care Repair Estimator. This competitive pricing tool provides instant estimates for the A/C repair cost on a vehicle, specifically your make, model and year.
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