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How much does Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement cost in Glenside?

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

Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Mazda 2$406$159.44$246.977%$438.94
2008 Kia Sedona$473$169.47$303.967%$513.47
2014 GMC Sierra 3500 HD$464$198.15$265.977%$499.15
2016 Audi A8 Quattro$698$393.80$303.965%$737.80
2015 BMW X5$351$132.87$218.477%$380.12
2008 Audi S4$560$170.10$389.458%$610.85

Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement Service

What is the AC Receiver Dryer all about?

The AC receiver drier is a device that only appears in air conditioning systems that employ expansion valves. The cylindrical component is found between the condenser outlet and the expansion valve inlet.

To understand what an AC receiver drier does, one must have a basic understanding how their car’s air conditioner works. Yes, it transforms hot air to cold. But there’s more to it. It does so by circulating a refrigerant that changes phase from liquid to gas and back again when forced through the system. The cold liquid refrigerant is squeezed through an evaporator, removing heat from air pulled in from the car’s cabin. Once cooled and dried, a blower pushes the air back out into the car. The warmed and vaporized refrigerant circulates through a compressor, where the vapor is cooled and transformed back into a liquid. And the process is repeated, over and over again, until you shut the AC off.

Th receiver drier serves as a filter to remove any moisture and contaminants that get into the AC system during this process. ACR Drier has three parts:

  • The Container: Acts as a temporary storage for oil and refrigerant during periods of low cooling demand.
  • The Desiccant Sack: Usually filled with silica gel, it removes moisture from the refrigerant. It also traps other debris, preventing clogs.
  • Inlet / Outlet: Allows the continuing flow of refrigerant around the system.

Keep in mind:

  • Think of the receiver drier in the same vein as you would fuel, oil, or an air filter: it is strictly a disposable. By that, we mean that it’s a necessity that can be easily replaced at a relatively affordable cost to you.
  • Receiver driers rarely fail on their own. When a failure does occur, however, it is usually due either to clogging from debris inside the AC system (like from a failing or failed compressor), or that the desiccant bag has broken open, allowing it to circulate throughout the system, mixing with the refrigerant and lubricant.

How it's done:

  • The A/C system refrigerant is removed
  • The A/C receiver drier is removed and replaced with a new one
  • The A/C system is evacuated for 30 minutes
  • The A/C system is recharged with the proper amount of refrigerant
  • The system is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

The receiver drier must be changed each time your mechanic opens the system for service. Most compressor warranties require it. At the very least, it should be replaced every three years.

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

  • Unusual sounds while the system is running
  • Wide variances in cabin air temperature

How important is this service?

Moisture kills an air conditioning system. Once inside, it combines with refrigerant, forming hydrochloric acid, which is extremely corrosive to metal components. So replacing the receiver drier is essential when servicing the air conditioner. If you replace any component of the system you must also replace the receiver drier. If you do not, there could be serious damage to the other parts of the system, which could be very costly in the long run.


Recent Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement reviews in Glenside

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Jeremy

20 years of experience
589 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Excellent
Jeremy was on time, and did a great job of fixing my car. I will definitely use Jeremy for any work on my car!!!! I am so glad I found your company!!!!!!

Chris

22 years of experience
2218 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
The best. My Lexus SC400 loves him.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
On time and very professional. And most importantly a great mechanic. Highly recommended.
I can't recommend Joshua Floyd highly enough. He's a great mechanic and easy to communicate with. He's always on time and holds himself to a high standard. He's a fund of knowledge, high efficient and detail oriented. I trust Joshua's diagnostics and his abilities to effect the repairs. I have recommended Joshua to friends and family and will continue to do so. He's really a talented guy with a great work ethic.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter replaced my AC compressor/hoses on my truck today. Very happy with his service and communication on every job.
The repairs to my vehicle were done within the 4 hour time frame. Peter called prior to arrival. He was courteous, professional, and answered any questions about my vehicle that I had. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family and I will definitely call him if I need further assistance with my vehicle.

Rodney

36 years of experience
532 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Good experienced skills
listened to symptoms described for AC issues! Fixed the AC issues.

Ben

41 years of experience
1402 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was prompt, friendly and completed the job in half the estimated time. A/c is working again to get me through the Texas summer.
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... 

Brian

23 years of experience
652 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Brian was just what I needed in a mechanic, knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and willing to explain the situation without being condescending. I definitely recommend him.
Awesome professional job performed at home.

Verne

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Verne
18 years of experience
Great service.

Steve

37 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
37 years of experience
On time, very friendly, very knowledgeable. Would definitely use again and would definitely recommend. Thank you!

Joe

43 years of experience
818 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

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