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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Thomasville?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Ford E-250$1064$570.26$493.945%$1129.26
2015 Ford Explorer$970$599.21$370.464%$1018.46
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan$913$570.68$341.964%$957.68
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250$1528$901.34$626.935%$1610.84
2016 BMW X5$1726$1146.98$579.434%$1802.73
2013 Chevrolet Corvette$1764$776.05$987.896%$1894.05

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 Thomasville

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Manuel

32 years of experience
579 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
Mr. Sanchez showed up at the expected time, worked for about a half hour, and discovered he needed another part. He offered two solutions. He would go get the part and finish today or he will get the part and do the job Friday. I opted for today. The vehicle was left clean with all promised work done. I cannot comment on the actual repair because nothing has had time to break, but everything is very much as I expect it. Mr. Sanchez took the extra time to talk with me about future needs for the vehicle, and was forthcoming with answers and suggestions. This was my first experience with an "at home" mechanic, and based on this experience it will not be the last.

Derek

23 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
23 years of experience

Omar

21 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
21 years of experience

Shawn

23 years of experience
163 reviews
Shawn
23 years of experience
AC fixed with no issues

Chris

22 years of experience
2229 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Wow, what a great website and service. I will say goodbye to the stealerships and over-priced auto shops. Chris was on time, found the problem and had it corrected in no time. I will surely use this service for ALL my future automotive needs. Thanks!

Robert

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Robert
23 years of experience
I would use this service and Robert again. It was easy and hassle free.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Extremely helpful!

Gary

27 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
27 years of experience
Gary does a fine job and is fast at what he does. Second time he has done work for me....would prefer him if need auto work done again.

Jay

16 years of experience
40 reviews
Jay
16 years of experience
Jay is skilled and professional M

Ben

41 years of experience
1416 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
He did a wonderful job and explained things as he went along

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