Oro Valley Car AC Repair & Service Shop

In Arizona, a properly functioning AC system in your vehicle is a necessity, especially during the summer. If your car’s air conditioner is failing to cool, you need professional ASE-Certified technicians you can trust to do the job right. The AC experts here at Oro Valley BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers have the skill and experience to take care of any car AC repair or service needs you may have. 

We can get cold air blowing quickly again and help you maintain the performance of your vehicle’s AC system. Our technicians will inspect the physical components of the system for leaks or damage, check the fittings on the service ports and connections, and look for any other signs of trouble. During this inspection, the technician can pinpoint exactly what AC repair or service is needed.

Comprehensive AC Services For Your Car Or Truck

You can rely on the experienced professionals at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers’ in Oro Valley for top-quality AC repairs and services. Our AC service includes:

  • Performance test
  • Compressor check
  • Leak check
  • Belt and hose connection check
  • Condenser cleaning
  • AC recharge service (as needed)

Check out our coupons page regularly for the latest service deals to help you save money on car AC repair and maintenance services.

Regular AC Maintenance Will Help You Stay Cool

Your vehicle’s AC system can lose roughly five percent of the original efficiency every year without regular maintenance. You don’t wait until your AC is blowing warm air to have it serviced. Help keep your system in top condition with regular maintenance service from the AC professionals at Brake Max Tire & Service Centers.

AC Recharge

If your vehicle’s AC system is no longer cooling properly and/or refrigerant in your vehicle is low, it may be time for an AC recharge service. This periodic maintenance service involves putting new refrigerant into your AC system to enable it to start blowing cold air again.

During a truck or car AC recharge service, our technicians will start by checking the system for any leaks or damage. If no trouble is found that needs repairing first, we will evacuate (remove) the existing refrigerant. Then, the system will be vacuum tested and recharged using the best refrigerant for your vehicle. 

In-Cabin/AC Filter Replacement

Your cabin/AC filter directly affects your vehicle AC system’s performance. If the cabin air filter is clogged, this will cause the blower motor to overwork, overheat, and result in early failure. A blocked airflow will also require you to turn your AC up higher, negatively affecting your vehicle’s fuel economy. We can replace your cabin AC filter and restore the AC system to its proper function.

Schedule Your Car AC Service In Oro Valley Today

You can count on our team at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers Oro Valley for award-winning service, top-quality car AC repair, and complete car care as well. We proudly meet the auto repair needs of drivers in Oro Valley and throughout the surrounding Tucson area.

Schedule your appointment online today!

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Does BRAKEmax Do Auto AC Work?

BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers in Oro Valley provides a full range of auto AC repair services, such as:

  • Compressor checks
  • Condenser cleaning
  • Performance tests
  • Leak checks
  • Belt and hose connection checks
  • Complete refrigerant evacuation and recharge

What Is The Price Range For AC Repairs At BRAKEmax?

The price to repair or replace the AC system depends on the make and model of your car, its age, and what the problem is. First, set an appointment for a diagnosis of the problem. Then, before you come in for your appointment, check our website for current coupons and specials on AC services. After the diagnosis, our car air conditioning specialists will be glad to go over the results of the inspection and discuss your options for repairs.

What Warning Signs Of AC Problems Can I Watch For?

If your AC system isn’t blowing cold air into the car, you should find out why. Here are some other warning signs that the AC system needs attention:

  • Moisture inside the passenger compartment
  • Unusual noises
  • Odors

The air conditioning systems in modern vehicles are complex and have many components that can fail. A professional should inspect your system to determine the cause of your AC problems.

How Do I “Recharge” An AC System?

A car AC recharge is done when the refrigerant in the AC system is low and needs to be refilled. This service is performed as needed, such as when the airflow is putting out less-than-cool air. Our mechanics at Oro Valley BRAKEmax will determine if a recharge is necessary, but first they will check for leaks. After any necessary repairs have been completed, a recharge will be done.

What Is the Job Of The AC Compressor?

The compressor moves the refrigerant through the system. It pressurizes the refrigerant that comes to it and liquifies that refrigerant before it enters the condenser.

Do Compressors Wear Out?

Over time, yes. A compressor that needs service will blow warm air or make grinding or squealing noises. Compressor parts can be repaired or replaced, but it is generally more economical to replace the entire compressor.

Check with a BRAKEmax technician if you have questions.

Is It Still Legal To Use Freon In An AC System?

Freon use is being phased out in the US. This refrigerant can no longer be manufactured in the United States, but consumers can still buy and use it until current supplies run out.

Can I Service My Own Car AC System?

It’s possible but not advisable. Correctly diagnosing a problem in an auto AC system is difficult. Repairing it yourself comes with a number of issues:

  • Freon or other refrigerants must be handled carefully
  • Knowledge of the electronics that control parts of the AC system is necessary
  • Your car’s warranty could be voided if you attempt any DIY repairs
  • Highly specialized tools are required

Can I Use a Kit to Do An AC Recharge?

Be careful! Every vehicle has a different capacity for coolant. The only way to know how much coolant to put in the system is to evacuate (drain) it. Also, overcharging and undercharging are both potential problems.