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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to repair and replace a car’s auto air conditioning parts?

This will depend on many factors including the make and model of your vehicle, how many parts are needing to be replaced. Whether the replacement parts used are genuine or aftermarket. Many factors will determine the repair cost but depending on the amount of work needing done you can expect to pay anywhere between a few hundred up to a few thousand dollars.

How can I keep my air conditioning system in good condition?

Turn your A/C System on for a minimum of 5 minutes each week even in the cooler months. This will ensure the system remains well lubricated and can help prevent seals from drying and reduce refrigerant leaks.

Is it best to use original equipment parts when repairing my air conditioning system?

The short answer is YES and NO. People often tend to choose the cheaper option. There are good quality alternatives in a lot of circumstances. As a rule of thumb, genuine parts are made to a higher degree of precision and tend to last longer than aftermarket parts. This is particularly true in the case of A/C Compressors.

Can I replace just the AC condenser?

If the only issue is a leaking A/C Condenser and the Filter/Drier is built within the condenser itself, then under most circumstances no other parts will need to be replaced. If, however you have a separate Receiver/Drier then that should be replaced at the time a new condenser has been fitted.

What is the function of aircon condenser?

The refrigerant cycles through the condenser and is cooled by the condenser fan. This highly pressurized refrigerant once cooled converts back into vapor. This vapor then cycles back through the Compressor and the process continues in a loop.

What are the parts of a car air conditioning system?

There are 5 major components in a vehicle AC System
*Receiver/Dryer or Accumulator
*Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube

How much does it cost to fix the air conditioning in a car?

This cost will be determined by what is wrong with the AC System, how what parts need replacing, and the time involved. A repair can cost anywhere between a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars.

How often does a car aircon need Regassing?

A cars A/C System can give trouble-free performance for many years. However, it is recommended a vehicles air conditioning system be serviced every two years and the Receiver/Drier replaced every 5 years.

How do I know if my car air con needs Regassing?

It is common for a vehicle A/C System to slowly lose gas over the years. The older the vehicle the more likely this is to happen. If you notice it takes a long time for your car to cool or it struggles to keep cool on a hot day, it is likely your car is low on refrigerant.

Can I drive my car with a bad AC compressor?

It is highly recommended you do not continue to drive your vehicle if the A/C Compressor is defective in any way. A seized Compressor pulley can cause your serpentine belt to snap and leave you stranded. A piston-type compressor that has broken down internally may have contaminated your A/C system throughout with metal fragments. Continuing to run your compressor can cause further damage to result.

How much is a car aircon compressor?

As a rule, a new AC Compressor can cost anywhere between $ 400- $1500. This will greatly depend on your model of Compressor and whether the replacement Compressor is a genuine replacement part or an aftermarket part.

Contact Cool Car Air Conditioning for a quote and friendly advice.
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