Help! I think my Car A.C. Opened a portal to Hades!
It’s normal for your car to leak small amounts of refrigerant each year. However, it seems like there’s a nspiracy for A/C’s to stop working on the hottest days of the year. I know because my car stopped blowing cold when it was 114 degrees outside! Desperately, I searched Google’s infinite database to find a priest to close this gateway to hell! Then miraculously logic kicked in and I realized I was forced to spend a long day at the beach.
If you’re A/C is blowing warmer than usual, turn the air off. Leaving the air running when blowing warm air could cause further fluid leakage and or damage the compressor.
There are 3 different types of Air conditioning Systems In vehicles. Although the systems differ, they’re made up of the same primary parts. These differences and what part of the A/C system needs repair, cause repair cost to vary. The amount of refrigerant to be added and/or hoses replaced; can cost any where from $150 to a few hundred dollars. If the condenser needs repair, the amount can range anywhere from $1,200- $3,000.00. Be sure to get a few quotes to see what a fair repair cost for your vehicle type is.
I recommend purchasing an extended warranty from a reputable company for vehicles with Mileage under 100,000 miles. I purchased an extended warranty from Mercury when I bought my car. My extended warranty covered the $1,200.00 bill to replace my A/C condenser. Such a relief!
We will publish a future article on the pros and cons of Extended Repair Warranties. Here is a link to the Mercury Insurance warranty I purchased.
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