AC Repair Sonora

In those sweltering months of summer, your car’s AC system is heaven. A properly working AC system can cool our cars down in seconds and keep us from sweating through our clothes while going to the store. However, when the AC system has problems, your car can quickly feel like an oven and we start to detest driving anywhere in it.

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Common Issues with AC systems

A car's AC system works on a simple principle: Press the AC button and cold air enters the cabin. However, when the system doesn't work there can be a number of causes. Your AC system is a complicated system where if one small issue develops, the whole system can become problematic. 

Here are some common signs of the AC system needing repair:
  • Hot air blowing
  • Cold air slowly becomes hot
  • Air only blowing cold when moving
  • Odd sounds from the engine bay
  • Odd sounds inside the car's cabin
  • Air smells bad or foul
  • Leaking fluid 
We recommend not waiting for your AC system to blow warm air before requesting service. While it is the biggest sign of an issue, if you are experiencing any problem with your AC system, it's best to request an inspection and proper air conditioning service.

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AC Recharge Sonora

What is an AC Recharge?

An AC recharge is a service where AC refrigerant is either added or a technician exchanges old refrigerant for new refrigerant to keep your AC running cold.

Signs of the AC Needing Recharge

Here a few signs of when your AC needs a recharge:
  • Car AC blowing hot air when AC is on
  • Noticeably warmer air coming from the AC system 
These signs are easy to notice, however, it's important to understand that a quick AC recharge might not fix a bigger issue. An AC system shouldn't require constant recharges or annual recharges. This is why it's important to have experienced technicians inspect your AC system to identify other issues that might be causing your AC to fail. 

Subaru of Sonora is able to diagnose if your AC needs a recharge and recharge it with one quick visit, or if there's other issues leading to your AC blowing hard. Give us a call at (888) 392-4076 or click this link to schedule service.

How Much Does AC Recharge Cost Near Sonora Ca

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, and the amount of service and particular parts needed, AC recharge can cost between $100 and $200, often around $120 for most vehicles.

AC Compressor Repair

What is an AC Compressor?

The AC compressor is a pump. On most vehicles, it's positioned in-line with the accessory belt on the engine. When you turn on your AC, it engages and pumps refrigerant throughout the system to exchange warm refrigerant from the cabin with fresh, colder refrigerant to cool the air inside your car.

Signs of a Bad AC Compressor

Here are a few signs of the AC compressor going bad:
  • Hot or warm air blowing when AC is on
  • Warm air blowing sometimes, cold air sometimes
  • Air only blowing cold when the car is in motion
  • Grinding or other noises from engine bay when 
AC compressors are one of the more common parts that can fail on a vehicle. They are one of the few moving parts in the system and can be exposed to many stresses within the engine bay.

AC compressors can be hard to diagnose, but the expert technicians at Subaru of Sonora can quickly identify if they are the issue. Please give Subaru of Sonora a call at (888) 392-4076 or click this link to schedule service.

AC Compressor Repair or Replacement Cost

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, and the cost of service to replace and the AC compressor parts, repairing or replacing the AC compressor cost can vary between $300 upward to $2,000. On some cars, the AC compressor is easy to reach and the parts are inexpensive; on others, the service and parts can be costly. 

However, it's important to understand that a proper inspection might be able to determine the AC compressor isn't to blame.

General AC Repair

What are the Other Parts of an AC System?

AC systems can be complicated affairs. They share other parts of the heating system, such as the cabin fan which pushes air, and filters, and the air ducting within the cabin.

Signs of AC System Issues

Here are a few signs of AC system issues:
  • Hot or warm air blowing from the AC system
  • Fluid leaking or a light hiss from AC lines
  • Grinding or whirring sound within the cabin
  • Bad or foul smell blowing from AC vents 
Because there can be a variety of issues with the AC system, it's important to have an experienced technician inspect the system. If you want someone to properly inspect it, please give Subaru of Sonora a call at (888) 392-4076 or visit our website for a free quote of service.

General AC Repair Cost in Sonora California

Because of the wide scope of the overall AC system, service and parts can vary widely. Sometimes the cabin filter just needs to be replaced, other times the whole system might need to be repaired or replaced. Service and parts can vary between $40 and $4,000 depending on the make and model of your vehicle.  

Subaru of Sonora can offer a variety of AC repair and AC part replacement for all makes and models of vehicles. Please give us a call at (888) 392-4076 or click this link to schedule service. We service everyone in Tuolumne county, including Angels Camp, Jamestown, and Twain Harte area.


Subaru of Sonora

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