Driving in Texas, it’s inevitable that you’ll need a reliable AC in your car or truck to keep you comfortable on the drive.
However, your AC won’t stay cool forever. Knowing the signs of a failing car air conditioner can help your stay safe during a scorching Texas summer.
Some of the biggest tells that your AC is about to start blowing hot air include its cooling gradually weakening with use, only hot or warm air coming out of the vents, the grinding and squealing noises of a failing compressor, or musty odors that stem from a clogged air filter.
If you recognize the following signs, it’s time to get your AC tested and repaired at a Kwik Kar location near you.
Even if your AC isn’t failing, it’s critical to test your car’s AC at least once a year.
We are known for our fast oil changes and state inspections, but we can also keep your AC in pristine condition.
An annual air conditioner inspection from Kwik Kar ensures optimal AC performance, catch minor issues before they create a problem, promote excellent air quality, and improve your component longevity.
Kwik Kar believes in getting our customers in and out. We have the experience and tools to get your car’s AC running cooler in hot weather fast!
You can get AC repairs or maintenance at 16 of our 17 Kwik Kar locations. Our AC services include the following:
When performing a Freon and AC performance check, our professional auto mechanics connect pressure gauges to the AC system’s high and low-pressure ports to measure pressure levels and determine if your AC has enough Freon.
We will also check for any leaks in the system and analyze the temperature difference between the ambient air and the air blowing from the AC vents.
Our AC checks ensure your cooling is effective and within a comfortable temperature.
At Kwik Kar, we address most AC problems. Several common AC repairs that we fix include compressor replacement, condenser repair, and evaporator coil replacement.
We also assist with refrigerant recharge if your system is low on refrigerant due to leaks or evaporation.
If your AC system has reached the end of its expected lifespan, typically around 10-15 years, and has a history of frequent repairs or persistent issues, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire system rather than continuously investing in repairs.
Also, if your repairs include replacing a major component like a compressor or condenser, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire system as a more long-term practical repair.
Our Kwik Kar mechanics always tell our customers the truth and will never try to upsell a repair or replacement you don’t need.
On the flipside of your car’s AC is your car’s heat. A malfunctioning car heater can make your commute miserable as the weather gets colder.
Don’t suffer through another frosty morning behind the wheel. Kwik Kar Auto Services diagnose any car heater issue and get your defroster and vents blowing hot air again.
We service all makes and models and use only high-quality parts to ensure a long-lasting repair.
Kwik Kar offers affordable heating and AC repair services to keep you and your passengers comfortable year-round. Our car heater repair services include replacing broken blower motors, servicing clogged heater cores, recharging refrigerant, and more.
We know how frustrating it is to have an underperforming car AC and heater, especially in extreme weather. Don’t wait for winter; schedule an appointment with Kwik Kar today to get your car heater working like new again! Our fast, friendly repair services will have you driving in comfort in no time.
If your AC isn’t working in your car, it could be the result of several issues. Some of the most common reasons behind a faulty AC system include refrigerant leaks, compressor damage/failure, blown fuses, wiring issues, and blocked or clogged components like condenser or evaporator coils.
It’s important to note that diagnosing the exact cause of an AC problem requires a professional inspection by a qualified mechanic or AC specialist. We’ll put our diagnostic tools and experience to work and identify the specific issue of your AC problems.
If your car is blowing out warm or hot air, some of the most common problems behind the issue include low refrigerant levels, compressor issues, cooling fan malfunction, condenser problems, or electrical sensor problems.
When your AC cools your vehicle, it’s due to a continuous cycle of compressing, condensing, expanding, and evaporating the refrigerant within the unit. This cycle lets your AC system chill the air and the fan then blows the cold air that cools your car’s interior.
Depending on the reason behind a refrigerant leak, the repair can cost between $100 and $800.
Kwik Kar is one Texas’s most reliable auto repair and maintenance providers. We have locations throughout most major cities in the state and are here to help you keep your car or truck safe and ready for its next journey.
If your car isn’t feeling so cool and you know your AC is the problem, let us take a look! We can perform an efficient AC inspection and make all required AC repairs and replacements.
Schedule your next service appointment today!
If you need more than car AC repair, we offer more maintenance and repairs at our neighborhood Kwik Kars, including (alphabetical):