Auto Air Conditioning (A/C) Repair and Maintenance

We all know that Chico, Paradise, Magalia, Corning, Orland, Hamilton City, Gridley, Oroville, and the entire North Valley gets HOT!

Make sure your auto air conditioning system is in top shape for a comfortable driving experience. And remember, your air conditioner is also essential to de-fog your windshield and windows for safe driving in the winter season too.

Are you having trouble with your A/C? Or just want us to make sure everything is in working order before the summer heat comes? Call us. We’ll get you in and out fast with awesome customer service.

Auto Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

  1. If your air conditioning is working well at highway speeds, but not so well at low speeds or while idling, you system may need a refrigerant charge. Doctor of Motors uses the new R134A air conditioning refrigerant. It keeps your car cool, but is safer for the environment than other air conditioning refrigerants. It takes special equipment to remove old refrigerant and recharge your car’s air conditioning unit. We have the special tools and experience needed to safely service your car.
  2. If your car’s air conditioning compressor is malfunctioning, your air conditioning unit will not work properly. Our trained technicians will diagnose your air conditioning compressor problems and determine if you need a new compressor, or if we can repair the existing compressor. Our technicians can also repair the air conditioning unit’s electric cooling fans or replace condenser coils if necessary.
  3. When your vehicle’s radiator cooling fan is not working properly, the air conditioning suffers as well. If your radiator overheats or your engine runs hotter than normal, it will have a negative effect on your air conditioner’s effectiveness. We can diagnose your vehicle to determine if the problem is really your air conditioning system or something else.

Automotive AC Service and Repair

If you drive a car that has no A/C, you are about to experience an uncomfortable and sweaty ride. Having a properly working A/C in your car can keep you and other passengers cool and comfortable during the entire ride. The certified technicians at our repair shop are highly trained in A/C recharge and evacuation and can assess interior climate control issues.

The main function of the air conditioner in your car is to cool the air that is coming into your passenger compartment using 3 main parts: the condenser, evaporator, and compressor.

When you come to our auto repair shop, this first thing our technicians will do is to discuss the faulty A/C system symptoms with you. After that, they will perform a visual inspection of the air conditioning compressor drive belt, serpentine belt and all other accessible components for damage, leaks or cracks. Then, they'll inspect the operation of the air conditioning compressor. They'll evacuate the refrigerant from the system if no damage or leaks are found, vacuum test it and recharge the A/C system with the help of an appropriate refrigerant that is in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.

Detecting damage or leaks to the A/C system of your vehicle sooner rather than later, can save you both time and money, keeping you and everyone in your car cool and worry free. Call us today or come to our auto repair shop and schedule an appointment with our technicians!


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