AC REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local AC repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. A/C might be a luxury, but for long road trips and even just your morning commute it’s also a necessity in a lot of places. Sure, plenty of cold water can help you stay cool during the summer months, but that’s no replacement for a functional A/C system. If your car’s A/C is starting to have problems, it’s a good idea to get to a mechanic as quickly as you can to get it working properly. Remember, letting the problem continue can mean more damage and a more costly repair. Looking for A/C repair services in the greater East Bay area? Precision Auto Care serves the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo areas and we’ll be happy to get you’re A/C working like new. Let’s talk about some of the kinds of problems your A/C system can have, and how those problems are repaired.
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STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $169.99 value.
LOW / LEAKING FREON
Freon is the refrigerant used in your A/C system and it’s critical to keeping your A/C running. Sometimes the freon in your A/C needs to be replaced, but a freon leak is a much more serious problem. Both low freon and leaking freon have similar symptoms, warmer A/C or A/C that doesn’t work at all are both common. Additionally, if you’re A/C has no freon you might hear a clicking sound when you try to turn it on. In some cases, a small freon leak can be managed with leak sealing products, after the freon has been fully evacuated. If the leak sealing product works, you can refill the A/C and continue. However, this is usually a temporary repair, and won’t prevent the problem from coming back. For a more permanent fix, or when leak sealants don’t work, you’ll need to identify and replace the leaking part. The price range for this kind of A/C repair varies widely. In some cases, it may be as little as a couple of hundred dollars for the service, sealant, and replacement freon. But, for more complex repairs you could be looking at a couple of thousand dollars for replacement parts, labor, and freon.
This is probably the most common kind of A/C repair, and also the most affordable. Over time the refrigerant in you’re A/C will be used and the system will lose pressure. A freon recharge is simply the process of adding freon to the system to get it working again. This process is relatively simple, and some car owners do it themselves. However, going to a mechanic will usually get the job done faster, ensure you get the right pressure reading, and can help identify if there are other problems with your A/C system.
REPLACE CONDENSER / COMPRESSER
Often the main reason to replace the condenser/compressor is because the part started to leak freon, preventing your A/C from working. Without enough freon, both your condenser and compressor are at risk of additional damage and clogs, which is one reason both parts are often replaced simultaneously. Parts and labor costs vary relatively widely between different vehicles and models, and in some cases, your mechanic may try to evaluate your condenser and compressor separately to see if they can replace one and get the A/C working again, but usually, both parts are at fault. At a minimum, you should expect to pay several hundred dollars per part + labor costs for this repair
Your A/C dryer is there to help prevent moisture from getting into your A/C system as well as filtering and removing any contaminants in the system. As a rule of thumb, the dryer should be replaced any time your A/C is opened for repairs or maintenance because opening your A/C system risks additional moisture and contaminants getting into the system.
There are a lot of possible causes of warm A/C from electrical issues, faulty or broken wiring, to a failing compressor, running low on freon, and freon leaks. Warm A/C is often one of the most obvious signs that your A/C needs some maintenance – but it takes some diagnostic work to find out exactly what is causing the problem. No matter what kind of A/C trouble you’re having, Precision Auto Care can help. Contact us to schedule your A/C maintenance today!