We perform hundreds of Air Conditioning and Heater repairs every year. Basic recharges, compressors, condensers, evaporators, expansion valves, accumulators, orifice tubes, heater cores, actuators, blend doors, and controllers - we do them all.
Most vehicle air conditioning systems leak a little freon each year, even when new and properly sealed. After several years of use, freon charge levels can dip low enough that the system won't turn on or the air won't be very cold. Our AC Recharge and Test includes all the freon and labor to properly charge the system, perform leak and pressure tests, and evaluate the system operation. If the system won't work, we'll spend up to 30 minutes for free to find out what is wrong and then provide you with a written quote for repairs. If extended diagnostic is required (typically for electrical control issues), we'll discuss our findings and give you the option to continue with our base diagnostic charge of $50.
Did you do your own repairs? If so, we highly recommend having us perform an AC Evacuation and Recharge. When an AC system
is open to the atmosphere, humid air will enter the system and can saturate the drying components inside the accumulator.
This humid air must be removed before recharging or the water can turn acidic and ruin the remaining parts of the system.
We vacuum the system for 1 hour and then recharge with the proper amount of freon and oil.
Vehicle AC system pressures can reach 350PSI or more in normal operation, so working on it at home without properly discharging the system can be dangerous, and discharging it without proper recovery equipment is illegal. Make an appointment today and we'll handle the rest!
We have the certifications and equipment to charge R1234YF systems. This new refrigerant entered the market in 2015 with Mercedes and Chrysler vehicles and is now found in many makes and models. Unfortunately it's quite expensive in comparison to R134A systems (approximately $275 for 16 ounces of freon and labor to recharge the system). Local dealers are charging $350+, so we're happy to offer a price that is less than them.
Mode, temperature, recirculation, and blend doors have been operated by vacuum or electrical actuators for decades. Modern systems are pretty complex and many require a scan tool to diagnose the fault or reset the home positions so they work properly. If you replaced your own actuators and they aren't working as they should, we can try to rehome them for a small fee ($10-20 depending on the vehicle and system).
Replacing a heater core or evaporator on any modern vehicle is a serious task. Almost all models require removal of the dashboard to access the HVAC case where the cores are located. Dashboards are heavy, bulky, and have countless screws, bolts, and fasteners that must be removed and reinstalled in a specific order so you don't get a free squeak or rattle with your repair. We're the go to for many shops for these kinds of repairs - call us for a quote!