Keeping You Cool With Auto Air Conditioning Repairs
Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the cool, damp winter nights, you need to be able to keep comfortable in your vehicle. The sun beating down on your vehicle heats up the interior to scorching temperatures and you rely on your air conditioning to quickly cool it down.
Unfortunately, your auto A/C slowly loses its efficiency over several years, even when there isn’t a leak, meaning you’ll need auto air conditioning repairs at some time or another. When you do, Reliable Automotive has all of the auto air conditioning services you need.
Car Air Conditioning Services
The huge temperature swings we experience in Texas can compound issues you’re experiencing with your car’s AC system. With state-of-the-art facilities and highly-experienced technicians, we’ll get your vehicle’s AC system back online in no time.
We’re proud to offer the following AC services and more for drivers in our corner of Texas:
- Running a check of the compressor
- Cleaning the AC condenser
- Running complete AC diagnostics and performance tests
- Performing refrigerant leak tests
- Manually checking all belts and hoses
- Recharging vehicle AC systems
When your vehicle’s air conditioning isn’t performing as it should or you’re looking to maintain your system with the best parts and service available, look no further than the professionals at Reliable Automotive.
Dependable Technicians For Complete Auto Air Conditioning Repairs
We know you don’t want to make repeat visits for the same concern, which is why Reliable Automotive’s technicians are ASE-Certified. They are skilled in auto A/C repairs on a wide range of makes and know how best to restore your auto air conditioning to its most efficient operation. We use leading-edge tools and equipment to diagnose your concern precisely and approved repair methods for a complete, long-lasting repair.
Whether the compressor stops working in your VW Jetta, the condenser is leaking in your Dodge Durango, or your Chevrolet Camaro simply needs a refrigerant recharge, your vehicle’s auto air conditioning will receive our total care – in Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, or the rest of Hays County.
From refrigerant lines and receiver-driers to evaporators and seals, we always use original equipment or high-quality aftermarket parts to ensure long-lasting, dependable results on all auto air conditioning repairs.
Importance of Maintenance with Auto Air Conditioning
As with most things when it comes to vehicles, maintaining your AC system to your manufacturer’s specifications is your best defense for unexpected and costly repairs. During a maintenance service, our technicians will carefully check over all of the important systems in your vehicle’s air conditioning system such as the compressor, condenser, receiver, evaporator, and your refrigerant levels.
Regularly maintaining your AC system with the best parts and products available gives our technicians a chance to spot and repair minor issues before they become major headaches.
Understanding Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning System
Knowledge is power and your car air conditioning system is no exception. Our ASE-certified professionals hold years of experience with both foreign and domestic vehicles in order to service your vehicle to the highest standards.
Even so, it’s still a good idea to at least have a basic understanding of your vehicle’s AC system in order to help spot potential issues. A few of the major components that make your car air conditioning include:
- Car AC Compressor: a compressor places the refrigerant in your car under a very high pressure state so it can be pumped to the condenser.
- Car AC Condenser: a condenser helps to turn the refrigerant made into a gas by the compressor into a liquid state which dissipates heat. The now-liquid refrigerant travels to the AC evaporator.
- Car AC Evaporator: this is where your liquid refrigerant accepts heat and turns back into a gas. Your compressor helps move this gas which removes heat and humidity from the air in your cabin.
Having even a basic understanding of these three key components is a great start for being able to recognize when certain systems require maintenance and/or repair.
Getting the Best Price on Car Air Conditioning Services
When you’re looking for a great deal on auto air conditioning services, the team at Reliable Automotive has you covered. Always make sure to check out our coupons page to get the latest deals and promotions we have running.
The Reliable Automotive Advantage
- ASE-Certified Technicians for Accurate A/C Repairs
- Committed to Complete Customer Satisfaction
- Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology
- Locally Owned and Operated Family Business
- BBB Member with A+ Rating
- Jasper Distributor
- Buda and San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Member
- Authorized AC Delco Battery & Valvoline Retailer
Keep it local, keep it Reliable! For quality, affordable auto air conditioning repairs, visit the experts at Reliable Automotive in Buda, Kyle, and San Marcos, Texas. Call us today or use our convenient online appointment form to schedule your visit.
Car Air Conditioning Repair FAQs
How do you know when your car air conditioning needs repair?
The most obvious sign your car air conditioning is having trouble is blowing hot air when set to cool, but there’s several other less obvious signs to be on the lookout for including:
Strange noises – hearing clicking or other strange noises emanating from your AC vents is a sign something is not quite right. It may be as simple as a piece of debris or it may mean your condenser is failing.
Wetness or Musty odors – if your vehicle’s AC isn’t draining properly, it can back up inside the car causing damp floorboards and/or musty odors. Wetness can cause mold to grow, which can be hazardous to your health.
Difficulty cooling down – when your vehicle is taking a long time to get down to temperature, you may be low on refrigerant or have a leak in the system.
Even small issues should never be ignored. Schedule your car’s ac service appointment and we’ll help pinpoint the issue.
How do you perform DIY repairs on your auto air conditioning?
While you can get AC recharge kits just about anywhere, these DIY fixes can do far more harm than good especially if you overcharge your system. Our factory-trained technicians have both the tools and the knowledge to do the job right per your manufacturer’s specifications.
What air conditioning repair services are offered at Reliable Automotive?
Our ASE-certified professional mechanics know the best ways to keep your vehicle’s AC system running smoothly. During an AC inspection, we’ll pour over all of the vital components in your car’s AC including checking the compressor, cleaning the condenser, checking vent temps, watching for leaks, and more. With vehicle AC systems becoming increasingly complex, having the right tools and equipment to do the job right is crucial for keeping your system cooling for the long haul.
Can you repair an auto air conditioning compressor?
Your compressor is how your refrigerant gets pressurized and flows throughout the system. It is absolutely critical to the function of your car’s AC system. If your car is having trouble cooling or you’re hearing squealing or grinding, it’s a good sign the compressor is failing and needs to be replaced. Regular AC maintenance is a great way to spot minor issues before they have a chance to develop into a complete failure.
When should you get your car’s AC recharged?
If you’re not feeling as cool as you’d like or are hearing strange noises in your AC, you should have your refrigerant levels checked. When levels are low, it can be a sign that you have a refrigerant leak. Staying aware of how your vehicle’s AC system is performing, make sure to bring in your vehicle for an AC check whenever you experience any drop in performance.
How often should you replace your car air conditioning filters?
While every vehicle is different, it’s generally recommended changing both your cabin air filter and car AC filter at least once a year. Driving conditions, smoking, pollution, and other variables all negatively affect the useful life of your filter. The good news is filters are relatively inexpensive and quick to change out.
Does Reliable Automotive offer discounts for car AC repair?
Absolutely! We love helping our customers save money on their car AC repair so have dedicated an entire page on our website just for coupons. Make sure to check out our latest promotions and deals before your next service appointment, as they change often.
How long does an air conditioning service take?
How long your air conditioning service takes depends on the repairs being done. For example, changing out your air filters can be done in just a few minutes’ time. To recharge the AC in your vehicle, our technicians can generally have the service completed in an hour or less. More involved repairs, such as replacing a condenser, can take several hours to complete.
How much is a typical car AC repair?
This depends on what air conditioning service is required to get your system repaired. Filters are among the cheapest repair and replacement services you can have done and regular maintenance helps to spot minor issues before they become major.
How do you fix a refrigerant leak in your car?
While there are many different DIY fixes out there that promise to fix a refrigerant leak in your car, the best bet is to have your vehicle serviced by our ASE-certified technicians. Using sophisticated leak detection equipment, we can find even the smallest leak and then apply the correct method for repair depending on factors like the make of vehicle, age, size of the leak, etc.