434-973-3108 | 1067 Gasoline Alley, Charlottesville, 22091
Air Conditioning Repair For Cars and Trucks
If your car's air conditioning system is not keeping you cool don't let the hot weather make you miserable. Get back to cruising in comfort. Bring your car or truck by Auto Doctor in Charlottesville and we'll get your AC working again. Call now at 434-973-3108 or stop by the shop at 1067 Gasoline Alley, Charlottesville, VA, 22091.
Five Signs Your Car AC Needs To Be Serviced
- Your car air conditioning blows only slightly cooler than the outside air.
- Your car's air conditioner blows air that smells like mildew and mold.
- Your A/C only works while driving.
- You have low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
- Water condensing or dripping on your foot while driving.
Don't wait! If your car's A/C is working at reduced efficiency, it's worth a visit to Auto Doctor. Taking care of regular maintenance now can help you avoid more expensive AC repair costs down the road. Sometimes fixing a broken air conditioner is as simple and cost effective as adding new coolant.
Most truck and car air conditioning systems break eventually with usage. Hoses that feed the AC unit may crack, clog or drip if not serviced. Let us service your car or truck and keep your cooling system performing at its peak. Call us at 434-973-3108 to learn more about how we can get your air conditioning running again!
Common Automotive AC Repair Services
Recharging Your Car's AC
Auto Doctor in Charlottesville for Recharging Your Freon Fast
In some instances when your car's air conditioning (AC) begins to lose its cooling power or fails to blow cool air, it may be time for a simple freon recharge. Recharging your freon is often a fast and inexpensive repair that can help you beat the summer heat. But leaking freon may be caused by a cracked hose or seal. It is often an indicator that a more significant repair is needed.
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Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
Let Auto Doctor Repair Your Car's AC Compressor
The cool air in your car is produced primarily by the compressor. The four main functions that your vehicle's compressor carries out include pressurizing the refrigerant to cool cabin air, monitoring and controlling temperature output, sensing temperature changes inside and outside the vehicle, and moving air to your car's AC condenser.
Repair Your Car's AC Condenser
Discover the Best AC Condenser Repair in Charlottesville
Your vehicle's A/C condenser is usually located in the front of the radiator. When your AC compressor is pressurizing the refrigerant flows to the condenser to reduce the temperature and pressure. The condenser is a vital component in keeping your car's cabin temperature cool. It moves the cooled liquid refrigerant to the receiver/dryer or accumulator.
Repair Your Car's AC Evaporator
Repair or Replace Your Car's AC Evaporator at Auto Doctor in Charlottesville
Located just behind the dashboard, your car evaporator is in charge of cooling air and removing moisture before it is blown into the cabin of your car or truck.
Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
Replace Your Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube at Auto Doctor
The Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube monitors the amount of pressure and temperature of your A/C system to calculate the precise amount of refrigerant that can safely go into the evaporator. Uneven pressure can allow unwanted moisture to accumulate in a car or truck's AC system.
Freon Recharging Questions and Answers
Q: How often should Freon be changed?A: Never, at least not in the way you think of your oil being changed. Your car's AC system is a sealed unit. No new freon needs to be added unless there's a refrigerant leak. Over time as your vehicle ages small cracks may form in your AC system parts such as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, receiver-dryer, expansion tube and connecting hoses allowing freon to escape. If this occurs, you need to replace the failing part and have your freon recharged.
Q: How long should a Freon recharge last?A: If your car's AC system was recently repaired and required a freon recharge it should not need to be replaced again. Your AC system is a closed or sealed system that does not allow freon to escape. Freon is not like gasoline; it does not get depleted. If freon is escaping after your car's AC system has been repaired, then additional work may need to be done to find the leak.
Absolute life saver!!!! Yasha answered the phone on the Saturday before 4th of July when he was supposed to be closed. We were driving into Charlottesville from Charlotte NC, and our AC completely died 2 hours out. He agreed to let us come in, took the car, no questions asked, and within 4 hours had us back in our car, good as new. Very courteous, very knowledgeable, and gave us detailed explanation for what had gone wrong. Thank you so much for giving up your weekend to keep our travel plans on track. HIGHLY recommend Yasha.David Stelzl
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