Auto Air Conditioning Repair

Automotive AC Repair in Sioux Falls, SD

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is an integral part of your engine. It’s what keeps your cabin warm or cool when you want it to, and it operates your defrost as well. A/C systems rely on heat from your engine to regulate temperatures, so if something stops working and you’re left with an overheating engine, it can affect other components as well.

Don’t wait and let a small warm air issue turn into a serious A/C system failure. Call Team Automotive as soon as you suspect there’s a problem with your car, truck, minivan, SUV, or hybrid’s air conditioner. We’ll schedule an appointment, give you a free quote and work with you to find the most affordable service plan to ensure you leave our shop in a safe, fully repaired vehicle.

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Understanding Your Air Conditioning System

During most of the year, people tend to take advantage of the comfortable cabin temperatures that can be controlled with a simple turn of a dial — then summer hits. When it’s hot outside, the cooling capabilities of your car suddenly become very important. That’s why you should know about the components and how to care for them. Let’s start with a quick explanation of the parts of your car A/C system.

Compressor

This component compresses low-pressure refrigerant gas into a high-pressure, high-temperature gas. After the conversion, the compressor pumps the less stable gas into the condenser.

Condenser

The condenser takes the high-pressure, high-temperature gas from your compressor and turns it into a liquid.

Evaporator

After the compressor turns the gas into a liquid, the liquid moves to the evaporator. This is where water is evaporated from the liquid so what remains can be reverted back into a gas to be blown blown into your cabin with help from fans.

Common Air Conditioner Problems

There are many signs to look for if you suspect your vehicle has a failing air conditioner.  Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here are six of the most common problems every car owner should be aware of and look for:

  1. No cold air from air conditioning unit
  2. No air from the vents
  3. A foul odor comes from the A/C
  4. A/C rattles or bangs when the car turns on
  5. Something under the hood is leaking
  6. Cold air from vent turns hot

If your car is exhibiting any of these symptoms, don’t wait for the system to fail completely. Call Team Automotive today and speak to one of our friendly staff members for a free quote or to to make an appointment at our repair shop.

A/C Service, Maintenance and Repairs

The last thing you want is to get into your vehicle in the dead of summer, only for the AC unit to die on you. Getting hit with warm air when it’s already sweltering outside is a nightmare, so make sure your air conditioner is in top shape. Here’s how to maintain your system so it will last for years.

  • Run the A/C at least once a week for about 10 minutes
  • Defrost 5-10 minutes a few times a month
  • Use A/C to remove fog in winter
  • Have system checked annually

Team Automotive is proud to be ASE-certified, meaning our mechanics are ready to service any part of your vehicle. When you bring your car in, we’ll examine:

  • A/C unit and blower
  • radiator coolant levels
  • compressor belt
  • pressure
  • interior vents
  • hoses, pressure cap and thermostat

Our technicians will ensure your heater, hose pipes, condenser and cooler are all in working order and are free from any wear and tear, holes or cracks. Trust our knowledgeable technicians to inspect and repair your vehicle with our variety of services quickly, professionally and affordably.

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