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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Middleburg?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Middleburg. Our mechanics in Middleburg 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 Middleburg.

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe$1542$1077.02$465.453%$1603.77
2013 Volkswagen CC$1415$873.78$541.444%$1486.53
2012 Honda Fit$1501$693.46$807.416%$1607.21
2016 Mini Cooper Countryman$1679$1146.83$531.944%$1748.83
2011 Infiniti M37$1856$886.83$968.896%$1983.33
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG$1590$1133.95$455.953%$1649.95

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.


Recent Car AC Compressor Replacement reviews in Middleburg

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Patrick

33 years of experience
1412 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
very professional get the job done type attitude which I like would recommend again thank you again

Joe

43 years of experience
821 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Joe was great! He was on time completed the job quickly and left no mess behind. I will definetly use Your Mechanic again thanks to Joe

Christopher

20 years of experience
307 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Christopher showed up on time and completed the AC system repair in what I found to be an amazing timeframe. He discussed the repair with me and didn't leave until he verified all was working correctly. Solid experience all around!

Jose

17 years of experience
154 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience
Jose is a mechanic I did trust from the first moment I met him. I feel that he is a definite asset to the company and as customer I feel confident to have him as a mechanic as our transportation relay's on save driving.

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Bryant is very Professional. Very courteous and competent.

Jose

17 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience
Jose did great work on my car and even saved me money by being an honest guy. Hope I don't need much work done in the future but if I do then I'll try to use him.

Ben

41 years of experience
1416 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Awesome mechanic. Explained everything that was wrong, how he fixed it, and what everything did. Showed up early, and did extra to make sure that the job would be finished and correct. I will be recommending Pete to my friends and family every time they use Your Mechanic.

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Richard replaced my AC compressor. He had to get some different parts which made it take a long time but this was out of his control! He did a quality job and answered all my questions.

Jason

32 years of experience
515 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Great mechanic ,trustworthy kowledgeable, accommodating and reliable.

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