Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in Chula Vista.

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Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Thank you Peter for fixing my air-condition. Very knowledgeable and professional.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
great as usual!
First & foremost, Peter was on even a little early. That in itself started us out on the right foot. I could see his van coming on my smart phone, isn't technology great. He was pleasant to talk with & he listened to me while we were just chit chatting. He picked up some other things I needed done, hence he he's give new me a quote to do the work. I would recommend Peter to any one of my friends. You folks understand that service is your most important product. Thank you so much Peter.

Joseph

33 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
33 years of experience
Very nice & knowledgeable! My car was making a little noise after the compressor was installed but the noise was not related and he showed me what it was under the hood.
Joseph was very hard working and easy to accommodate. We're still not absolutely certain that the air conditioner is fully repaired and he asked me to keep an eye on it over the next few days and call him if it doesn't cool adequately. Temperature read 60 and he stated it should be reading in the 40s. Joseph thought it might have needed condenser filters changed and I hope this doesn't mean another charge and another day of work missed, I would have liked to have known this before he put everything back together. He made sure we had the right part, explained the parts to me that were being replaced and worked quickly.

Ben

41 years of experience
1315 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
He did a wonderful job and explained things as he went along
Ben was not only very courteous and professional but very efficient and informative. He photographed each step and showed me the defected part and what the problem was Highly recommend him and will use him for any future work... 

Carlos

28 years of experience
452 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Carlos was very professional and worked around my schedule to fix my car. I really appreciate having him as my mechanic, and will continue to request him for all future repairs!
Carlos R. was incredible, everything that I have come to expect of the YourMechanic technicians. I was cancelled on 3 times this week by another tech, forced to rent a car and take unexpected costly Uber trips, had to take off 4 hours of work to be there on time for the previous appointments (was cancelled on last minute anyways), damaged integrity/trust with a project team at work and had to push a big deadline back, had a horrible experience (ongoing unfortunately) with communication from a service manager after 6 attempts to just get a chance to talk to someone (not even a call, but I get an email at 11PM with info I already had the night before my 7AM appointment??), and to top it off all of that happening BEFORE SOMEONE EVEN LOOKED AT MY VEHICLE a week later. Needless to say, my service ended up costing me well over 100% of what I willingly paid today for the quality work.. not exactly what they advertise at YourMechanic (professional, convenient, fair priced, timly, hassle free, honest). Carlos R. made a huge impact on me today and likely the only reason I'd even consider coming back, and likely for now he's all I'd even consider going to. Professional, communicative, skilled, quick, and an all around great guy. I sincerely hope that YourMechanic can right some wrongs from this week, but they're doing one thing very right and that's having Carlos R. Thank you sir for giving me a little hope when I can't even get a chance to talk to someone on the phone. You're doing everything right!

Scott

21 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
21 years of experience

Duane

25 years of experience
471 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Very Professional and prompt. Thank you Duane for the Great work.

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Professional and punctual, completed job quicker than originally planned.

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
This is the second time I have had Alex work on one of my cars. He is excellent.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1346 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Excellent mechanic; personable, timely, and fixed my car's problem in a much shorter time than projected!


How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Chula Vista?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Chula Vista. Our mechanics in Chula Vista are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Chula Vista.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Kia Forte $985 $632.64 $351.95 10% $1105.64
2011 Honda Element $1180 $660.42 $519.93 13% $1359.17
2009 Pontiac G8 $1400 $968.37 $431.94 9% $1548.87
2014 Mini Cooper Countryman $1548 $1100.53 $447.94 9% $1702.53
2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe $2453 $1933.06 $519.93 6% $2631.81
2007 Porsche Cayman $1011 $666.63 $343.95 10% $1128.88

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Car AC Compressor Replacement Service

What is the AC Compressor all about?

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator.

The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there.

For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings.

It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

Keep in mind:

This service comes with receiver dryer and orifice tube. It is very common for metals from the compressors to go throughout the system and get caught in different components. If the compressor is replaced without the dryer and the orifice tube, it will ruin the new compressor and it will not be covered by the warranty from parts manufacturers.

How it's done:

  • Check for pressure in the AC system.
  • Check for power and ground at the compressor.
  • If compressor is found to be faulty, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove the compressor, receiver drier, orifice tube, and/or expansion valve.
  • Flush all foreign materials from the AC System.
  • Install new compressor, receiver drier, and orifice tube.
  • Evacuate and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of AC system.

Our recommendation:

The most common reason for an AC compressor to fail is leaky seals and inadequate lubrication. It is good practice to turn the AC on periodically so that the seals don’t dry up and stay lubricated. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), get it inspected.

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

  • No cold air from the vents.
  • Clicking sound from under the engine.
  • AC not working.

How important is this service?

In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, you will not only NOT get any cold air, but the entire temperature regulation is thrown off.

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