Auto AC Repair in La Habra, CA

Repairing Your Vehicle's AC -- High Tech Auto Repair

Undoubtedly, La Habra and the greater Los Angeles area of California has great natural attributes — mountains, desert, and sea; mild temperatures and few rainy days. While this is nearly ideal for a walk in the park or sunning on the sand, you’ll surely want to use the AC in your vehicle during most of the year. After it has been parked in the sun, the reading inside your car can rise well beyond 100 degrees. And getting into that only to find that the AC is broken is more than an inconvenience! If you need service before this happens or a fast fix because that’s your current reality, bring your scorching hot ride to High Tech Auto Repair. We are conveniently located at 441 E Imperial Highway, Unit B in La Habra, California. You’re welcome to stop by as a walk-in, or you can schedule your appointment by calling (714) 879-6331 or using our online scheduling system.

AC 101

If your AC needs preventive maintenance or repair, our technicians are well prepared to take on the task. However, without getting too technical, we want to educate you on how your system works so you feel more comfortable talking with us when we explain what your car needs. Here’s the overview:

  1. The compressor changes refrigerant (a gas) to a liquid state. This liquid travels under pressure through hoses to the condenser (high-pressure side of the system) where it cools off.
  2. Then the refrigerant moves through either an orifice tube or expansion valve, depending on the kind of system, to the low-pressure side of the system where it reaches the evaporator core.
  3. The refrigerant is now a gas again instead of a liquid. It absorbs heat from the air as it passes through the evaporator fins.
  4. The now-warm refrigerant returns to the compressor, while the cooled air travels through the air vents and into the passenger cabin to cool you.

Potential Problems

If an electrical problem, such as a broken wire happens, the AC system may lack the power it needs to operate. The condenser could be punctured by rocks or other flying road debris, or blocked, resulting in improper heat exchange. Another potential problem may be the refrigerant’s inability to circulate through the air conditioning system if the compressor has failed. Improperly working fans can cause the condenser not to cool properly, impacting the temperature of the refrigerant. Finally, if a small hole develops anywhere in the system, it can cause the refrigerant to leak. The resulting low refrigerant level can prevent the AC from cooling as well as it should. While these are the most commonly reported issues, you need a trained technician with proper equipment to confirm the diagnosis and make repairs. You need High Tech Auto Repair in La Habra, California. Give us a call at (714) 879-6331 for prompt AC repair and relief from the heat.

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