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Vehicle AC Repair In Minnesota

Vehicle AC Repair In MinnesotaThere are lots of reasons to love living in Minnesota. The people are generally some of the kindest you can find in the United States, and that is arguably the best reason of all to live here. Minnesotans are known for their tolerance of extreme weather too, and we can all agree that, whether we love it or hate it, Minnesota’s weather is a big reason that makes us who we are. Just as we prepare ourselves and our homes for the extremes of Minnesota’s weather, it is a good idea to prepare our automobiles for those same extremes. We have multiple ways to cope with the frigid temperatures of winter and the increasingly hot temperatures of summer. Our vehicles, even if we use a garage, spend the majority of the time out in the elements. Clark Automotive can help you prolong the life of your vehicles with simple, regular maintenance, as well as timely repairs when something goes wrong with your heating and/or air conditioning system.

Minnesota Car Repair Shop That Can Fix AC Issues

The warm weather months in Minnesota tend not to feel as long as the cold weather months, so if something goes wrong with our vehicle’s air conditioning system, we may be more tempted to roll down the windows and deal with the heat until we can get into a more climate-controlled environment. But there is no doubt that getting into a car that has been sitting in the hot sun for hours becomes a much more pleasant experience when we feel the cool air blowing from the dashboard of our vehicles. A problem with a vehicle’s air conditioning system may be as simple as adding some Freon or clearing a blocked airway. It may also be that your vehicle needs some repair work done to its A/C compressor. It is also possible that your compressor is in good shape, but a problem has developed with the fan. Such an issue will result in the production of cool air but limited to no circulation of it. Clark Automotive’s technicians can fix almost any problem with vehicle AC units.

The heating units in modern vehicles are less complex than air units because they still draw warmth from the engine. But that does not mean that all vehicles will remain comfortable in cold weather months. Remember, Minnesota can get awfully cold in the winter. If you have any issues with your car’s climate system, call us at (763) 784-7944.

Auto A/C Service in Blaine, MN

Auto A/C Service in Blaine, MNAs the sun heats up in Blaine, MN, so can our cars. At Clark Automotive, we understand the importance of having a properly functioning A/C unit in your vehicle. If you’ve noticed that your A/C isn’t working quite like it should, call your local Blaine, MN experts for all of your auto A/C service needs.

If the A/C unit in your vehicle is not functioning the way it normally does, don’t be nervous about bringing it in. At Clark Automotive, our team of professionals is known all around Blaine, MN for being trustworthy and honest. We are not going to push you into any costly repairs that are not necessary. Instead of getting heated (pun absolutely intended), just give us a call. Let our experts take a look at your vehicle and see if there is a simple solution to your problem. We will do a thorough inspection and then let you know exactly what’s going on and the best, most efficient way to fix the issue.

Common AC Automotive System Problems

Getting heated in the car? Don’t sweat it, just come on in. There are several common problems that auto A/C systems tend to have. Some of the most common problems include:

● The coolant has run out.
● The fan has stopped working.
● The system has a moisture issue.
● The system has a clog.
● The system has a leak.
● There is corrosion present in the heater core.
● The system in general needs to be recharged.

No matter what your reason may be for auto a/c service, Clark Automotive in Blaine, MN can help cool you down when you need it most.

Customer Service Focused Blaine Auto Repair Shop

At Clark Automotive, our goal is to always offer outstanding customer service at an affordable price. We treat every customer that walks through our doors like they are our own family. Our technicians are ASE Master Technicians, meaning they are certified by the best to provide the best quality care to your vehicles. We offer both expanded and flexible hours to our guests, making it convenient for both pick up and drop off.

If you are searching for quality auto A/C service in Blaine, MN, look no further than your certified technicians and professionals here at Clark Automotive. For more information about our auto a/c services and repairs, give us a call today. Contact Clark Automotive at (763) 784-7944.

AC Compressor Replacement

AC Compressor ReplacementWith the weather warming up here in Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about whether your vehicle is ready for warmer temperatures. At Clark Automotive, we offer all types of AC inspection and AC repair services. One of the more common AC repairs we provide to our customers is actually AC compressor replacement. Read on to learn some of the signs that you may need a new AC compressor for your vehicle.

Common Car AC Compressor Problems

At Clark Automotive we have decades of experience with all types of auto repair including AC compressor replacement. Below are just a few of the signs that your car’s AC compressor may be on the brink:

  • AC is blowing hot air
  • Leaking refrigerant
  • AC isn’t cold enough
  • AC working intermittently
  • Refrigerant smell
  • AC compressor clutch not engaging
  • Loud noises coming from the AC compressor
  • Clicking sound from the engine
  • No cold air coming out of your car’s vents

If you’re noticing any of these AC compressor problems, feel free to reach out to Clark Automotive to schedule a time for one of our certified mechanics to diagnose your compressor issues.

AC Compressor Replacement Process

While the exact steps for an air compressor replacement vary by vehicle make and model, there are a series of steps that apply to most vehicles. These steps include:

  • Check your AC system’s pressure
  • Check that the compressor has power and is properly grounded
  • Remove all refrigerant from a faulty compressor
  • Remove the compressor as well as any tubes and an expansion valve if one is present
  • Flush the system to remove debris and sludge
  • Install new compressor
  • Recharge the system with new refrigerant
  • Verify the system has no leaks
  • Test the AC system is blowing cold air and has proper air flow coming out of all vents

How Much Does Car AC Compressor Replacement Cost?

The cost of replacing your car’s AC compressor will vary greatly based on the make and model of your vehicle. Because certain vehicle parts are much more expensive than others, it’s difficult for us to give a blanket estimate for the cost of an AC compressor replacement.

If you think your AC compressor may be malfunctioning and want to learn more about the cost, feel free to reach out to Clark Automotive today. Once we determine that your AC compressor needs to be replaced we can give you a free estimate and allow you to make the decision of whether you want to have the repair completed or not. We never pressure you into any repair that you’re not ready to have completed. Give us a call today at (763) 784-7944 to learn more about our AC compressor replacement services as well as our wide array of other auto repair services.

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