Car AC Repair in Buda
With Buda’s high-summer temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, no driver wants to be without air conditioning (AC), even for a day. If you’ve noticed that your car’s AC system isn’t working as it should, bring your vehicle to our Buda auto shop location for expert car AC repair and service.
Our Auto Air Conditioning Repair Services
When you make an appointment at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive for car AC repair, our experienced mechanics will promptly have your AC repaired and blowing cold again. These are just some of the car AC services we offer in Buda:
- Checking the blower
- Checking your radiator coolant level, pressure cap, thermostat, and hose pipes
- Examining the compressor belt
- Checking for any additional damage or issues, such as leaks
- Inspecting the system’s pressure
- Checking the vent air temperature inside the passenger compartment
- Testing the system for refrigerant holes
- Comparing the AC pressure to the manufacturer’s specifications
Car AC Recharge Service
Although it’s easy to buy a car AC recharge kit at your local auto parts store, we recommend that you have our professional mechanics take care of charging your AC system. We have the tools and expertise to ensure that your system doesn’t get overcharged, and we can easily determine the amount of refrigerant your particular system needs.
Cabin AC Filter Replacement Service
It’s not uncommon for the air filter in your passenger cabin to become clogged. This can affect your AC system in several ways, including causing the motor in your blower to overheat or prematurely fail. A clogged filter can also impede airflow, which may make you turn your AC to its highest setting and compromise your fuel efficiency. A new air filter can solve these problems and limit the amount of pollution that gets into your vehicle’s interior. If you or your passengers suffer from environmental allergies, a clean filter can reduce allergens and pollen inside your car or truck.
If you’ve noticed any damp, musty odors coming from your vents, it may be time to bring your car or truck to Lamb’s Tire & Automotive for a new air filter. Otherwise, we recommend that your cabin air filter be replaced every 12,000 miles or once a year.
Get Great Value at Our Buda Location
At Lamb’s Tire, we want to help make our services more affordable for our customers. The next time you’re headed to our Buda auto shop, check our coupons page for specials, deals, and promotions on our services and tires. We even offer the Lamb’s Tire Credit Card by CFNA, Snap! Financing, and Confident Financial Solutions auto repair loans to help you take care of your automotive needs.
Make Your Car AC Repair Appointment Today
Whether you have a foreign or domestic car or truck, we invite you to take advantage of our competitive pricing and AC repair expertise—schedule your AC repair at our Buda location online.
Buda AC FAQ
How do I know if my car AC needs to be recharged?
Nearly all modern vehicles have sealed and pressurized AC systems. Leaks in the system may develop over time, resulting in a level of pressure that’s too low for the AC system to work properly. If your vehicle’s system is losing pressure and refrigerant, you may notice one or more of these signs:
- The most obvious sign that it may be time for a car AC recharge is that your system isn’t blowing as cold as it should or perhaps not blowing even cool air.
- Refrigerant leaks that you can see are a strong indicator of a leak in some part of your car AC system. You may notice a film on some of the fittings or other components in the system.
- Your AC system has a clutch that engages when you turn your AC up to its highest cold setting, and you should be able to hear this clutch click. If the pressure in your AC system is low due to a lack of sufficient refrigerant, the clutch won’t engage, and the system simply won’t work.
If your AC system isn’t keeping you cool, make an appointment at our Buda location. Our mechanics will diagnose the problem, recharge your system if necessary, and get you back on the road in no time.
Why is my car AC not blowing cold air?
These are the most common reasons that your vehicle’s AC system isn’t keeping you cool:
- The problem may be relatively simple: Dirt or leaves may be blocking the condenser, or your cabin air filter could be clogged.
- A system leak is a common culprit, which results in low pressure. There may be loose fittings or hoses, or you may have small holes in a valve. You may also have a refrigerant leak or contaminants that are restricting the flow of refrigerant.
- The engagement clutch in your AC can fail, causing the condenser to be inoperative.
- You may have a condenser that’s too old or worn out to operate properly.
How long does it take to repair AC in a car?
Depending on how extensive the needed repairs are, fixing your car AC may take anywhere from 90 minutes to a couple of hours. AC repairs could take longer if your system needs more than refrigerant or a new compressor.
Once our Buda AC mechanics can diagnose the specific problem, we can tell you how long it will take to fix your AC.
How do I know if my car’s AC compressor is bad?
The most important component in the AC system in your car or truck is the compressor. If it’s failing, it will give you some can’t-miss signs other than just blowing warmer air, including new noises from under the hood, which may indicate a compressor problem (listen for rattles, squeals, or whines). Turn off your AC—if the noise stops but starts again when you turn it back on, you could have a compressor problem.