The cost of repairing an air conditioner system on today’s car can be shocking. Be sure the job is done right the first time and save yourself time and money in the long run.
The A/C system must be diagnosed and repaired as a complete system, not as individual components. Most repairs include a compressor, but A/C failure is often due to leaks, contamination, restrictions, or improper types and amounts of refrigerants and oils.
The compressor, a finely machined component with many moving parts, can quickly be destroyed by internal restriction or loss of refrigerant.
For a complete repair, several other parts will need to be replaced along with the compressor. These components include an expansion valve/orifice tube/and accumulator/filter drier/ and possibly a condenser or hose assembly. The system must also be flushed to remove all contaminates. Following these procedures will insure a long lasting repair. If vehicle has rear air there is also parts to be replaced on rear air units.
Technicians who have proper training in the A/C system DIAGNOSTIC and REPAIR should perform all A/C repairs and replacements.
Repairing an A/C system requires specialized equipment, tools, and knowledge. Proper procedures must be followed in adherence to federal, state, and local laws which include identifying, recovering, and recycling refrigerants.
Refrigerant and lubricant type and amount is critical to the overall system performance and MUST be accurate. Choosing a shop that takes short cuts or one that fails to adhere to proper repair procedures can cost you more time and money in the long run.
One of the most expensive and hardest working system is your vehicle is your automotive transmission.
After 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission’s many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and chatter as they shift.
Rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the entire transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added.
Benefits after this service:
* Deposit prevention
* Smooth operating transmission
* Extended fluid life