How important is it to you that your car AC functions properly? Chances are if you live in Los Angeles you have suffered through a long hot commute. LA Times says, “Los Angeles traffic leads the world, when it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work.” LA traffic is the worst and with now over 4 million Los Angeles residents it’s not getting any better. If you spend substantial time in your car and would like to better understand your auto AC system, and need car AC repair in Los Angeles, this post is for you!
Understanding Your Car Air Conditioning System
Why does my cars AC smell like smelly socks?
That awful stench is due to bacteria buildup. The cabin filter needs to be replaced.
Why is my car’s AC blowing cool air but not cold air?
You need to do an AC recharge to add the exact amount of freon (also called refrigerant). The exact amount of refrigerant your car needs is listed on one of the engine tags.
My cars AC unit is making a strange noise but still blows cold air. Is there a problem?
If the noise is definitely coming from your auto AC system it may be from your AC compressor. The compressor is the pump that compresses and circulates refrigerant through the system; moving heat from the cabin to outside the vehicle. It’s the heart of the AC system, so it’s best to have your local mechanic do an auto air conditioning diagnostic. Another possibility is the blower motor inside the car could be making noise which is less expensive.
How much does car AC repair cost?
It depends on what the issue is, how long the repair will take, and the total cost for replacement parts. Your local mechanic will have to do a car AC diagnostic to determine the cost.
How long does car AC repair take?
Again, it depends which service is needed. A basic car AC recharge will take around one hour.
Car Air Conditioning Repair & Service
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From Santa Monica: We are two miles away from downtown Santa Monica. Take Santa Monica Blvd east and Westside Mercedes will be on your left. You need to enter from the back. So turn left on Westgate, quick right on Ohio and you will see our gate with Westside Mercedes signage.
From Century City: We are two miles away from Westfield Century City Mall. Take Santa Monica Blvd west and Westside Mercedes will be on your right. You need to enter from the back. So turn right on Westgate, another quick right on Ohio and you will see our gate with Westside Mercedes signage.
From Culver City: We are three miles from downtown Culver City. Take Centinela north, which turns into Bundy. Make right on Santa Monica Blvd, we are two lights down on your left. You need to enter from the back. So turn left on Westgate, quick right on Ohio and you will see our gate with Westside Mercedes signage.