Car AC Repair
Auto air conditioning repairs can be a very stressful time, especially in the middle of summer. Az Auto Air tries to take as much of the stress out of this process. We start with our NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY approach for your a/c inspection. We take a/c inspections Monday to Friday until 4pm. Typical a/c inspection will take 1 hour ( there are times in the middle of summer were it can take longer) We charge $50.00 for a single a/c system inspection. We charge $100.00 for a dual a/c system inspection ( such as Suburban, vans and larger vehicles). We will give you a written estimate for any repairs that are needed. When you have the repairs done with us We will credit the inspection to any repairs that we perform. We will also see if there is more than one option for your situation and try to give you the best for your particular case.
A/C Inspection Process
- Check in at the front counter
- Technician pulls your vehicle around
- Technician is going to check all of the interior controls ( Blower motor, modes and cabin air filter)
- Technician is going to check all of the a/c components ( compressor, cooling fans, condenser, expansion valve)
- Technician is going to check the refrigerant pressures, check for any refrigerant leaks.
- Technician is going to check your engine air filter, cabin air filter and all of your fluids
- The technician is also going to check safety related items as well (ie. Brakes, belts, radiator hoses)
- The Service advisor will then make a quote for you and then come up with the best options.
Automotive Air Conditioning
There are multiple items that make up the a/c system. Many customers have the same issue when they come in
" My a/c is blowing hot air." The outcome for each one could be massively different. Having the a/c system checked will ensure that you are doing the right thing. Having an Az Auto Air check your vehicle will ensure that you are spending the right money to get comfortable again.
Automobile Air Conditioning Components
- A/C Compressor The compressor is a simple pump, which pushes the refrigerant through the loop. As it pumps the refrigerant, which at this point is a gas, it also compresses it (hence the name) and causes it to be under high pressure. The high pressure also causes the refrigerant to become very hot—hotter than the summer air outside..
- Condenser: The hot, high-pressure refrigerant flows through the high-pressure tube to the condenser. The condenser is in front of the car’s radiator, looks like the radiator, and basically does the same thing as the radiator: it uses the air flowing through it to cool the refrigerant. The hot refrigerant, which is normally a gas, condenses into a liquid as it cools (which is why it’s called a “condenser”).
- Expansion valve/ orifice tube: The now-liquid refrigerant flows through high-pressure tubing back toward your car’s dash, where it passes through a small valve. Depending on your car, this valve is called either a thermal expansion valve or an