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Car AC Compressor Belts Replacement Service

What are the AC Compressor Belts all about?

In order for your air conditioning system to operate, it needs to pressurize refrigerant. This is done by the AC compressor, which is located under the hood, generally near the front of the engine. The compressor receives electrical signal from the AC relay, but it is operated by the compressor clutch, which is driven by an AC compressor belt powered by the crankshaft. In most modern cars, the compressor is actually run by a serpentine belt – the same one that operates your alternator, power steering pump and other accessories.

AC compressor belts turn a pulley, which operates the compressor clutch. When you turn the AC on, the clutch will engage to start the compressor and disengage when it’s not needed.

Keep in mind:

  • The AC compressor belt should be inspected during all maintenance services.
  • The AC compressor belt will wear, and eventually fail.
  • If the compressor is operated by a serpentine belt, breakage will also render your power steering pump, water pump and other accessories inoperable.

How it's done:

  • The AC compressor belt is verified to see if it needs to be replaced
  • The defective AC compressor belt is removed
  • The new AC compressor belt is installed
  • The AC compressor belt is tested for operation
  • The AC is tested to enesure proper operation of the AC compressor belt

Our recommendation:

AC compressor belts are subject to significant wear and tear and should be routinely replaced as part of normal vehicle maintenance. If you suspect your AC compressor belt requires replacement, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Compressor Belts?

  • Belt has significant cracks
  • Belt’s ribs are very worn
  • Belt has stretched
  • Belt is broken or missing

How important is this service?

Without an operational AC compressor belt, your air conditioning system will not work. However, if the AC compressor is operated by a serpentine belt, a broken belt will prevent your car from running.

Fast and easy Car AC Compressor Belts Replacement service at your home or office.

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